A longtime Trump attorney oversaw an internal investigation of the Trump Organization’s tax practices in 2017 and 2018, leading the company “to do things differently,” an executive testified Tuesday.
The revelation came amid the second day of sworn testimony by Trump Organization controller Jeffrey McConney, who was the first witness called by the government in the company’s New York criminal fraud trial.
McConney said the investigation was led by Sheri Dillon, an attorney most known for a January 2017 press conference held by then-President-elect Donald Trump in which she and Trump displayed stacks of papers they said were related to his companies’ taxes.
McConney’s testimony was halted later Tuesday after he tested positive for COVID-19. The trial is expected to resume on Monday, Nov. 7.
Piles of papers and files are displayed as President-elect Donald Trump gives a press…