Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg arrived to court with hands cuffed behind his back Thursday afternoon in anticipation of his court appearance.
Once inside, a court officer removed his handcuffs.
Earlier, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and New York Attorney General Letitia James entered the courtroom.
Weisselberg’s lawyers Bryan Skarlatos and Mary Mulligan also are present.
Alan Futerfas and another lawyer earlier arrived, for the Trump Organization.
Mark Pomerantz, Carey Dunne, Christopher Conroy and at least four other prosecutors arrived in the courtroom earlier Thursday.
Weisselberg surrendered to the Manhattan district attorney’s office this morning ahead of expected criminal charges against him and the company in connection with alleged tax crimes, his attorney told CNN.
Weisselberg’s attorneys said he plans to plead not guilty and “will fight these charges in court.”
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