Jr has accused New York prosecutors of acting like and running 'a banana republic' after the Trump Organization chief financial officer was indicted on charges of tax fraud.
Allen Weisselberg, 73, appeared before a judge in New York on Thursday, charged with running a 15-year scheme to help its executives evade taxes by compensating them with $1.7 million in fringe benefits that were hidden from the authorities.
Prosecutors painted Weisselberg as a 'soldier' in the Trump Organization, having worked Gifts for customers on opening day the company ever since 1973, under Donald Trump's father Fred.
Trump Jr, Gifts for customers on opening day an executive vice president at The Trump Organization, told ' Jesse Watters on Thursday that the charges against Weisselberg were akin to those pressed by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
'This is the political persecution of a political enemy,' he said.
'This is what Vladimir Putin does.
Just ask Navalny,' Trump Jr said referencing the dissident Alexei Navalny. 'That's what's happened in New York. It's the equivalent of Russia, Russia, Russia.
He added: 'After five years, three million documents, countless witnesses and hours of grand jury testimony and forensic auditors, this is what they come up with.
'They're going to charge a guy who is 75 years old on crimes of avoiding taxes on fringe benefit. People in corporate America get a corporate card.'
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Donald Trump Jr (left) accused New York prosecutors of acting like Vladimir Putin and running 'a banana republic' after they indicted Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg (right) on charges of tax fraud
Weisselberg is seen being led through a Manhattan court on Thursday, to appear before a judge
Weisselberg (center) is seen with Donald Trump and his son, Don Jr, in January 2017
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