Tax Partner Michael Greenwald wrote about the important relationship between tax professionals and their clients amid the Trump fraud trial for Bloomberg Tax
By Michael Greenwald, Partner, Tax & Business Services
The relationship between tax professionals and their clients was put in the spotlight this week when Mazars USA accountant Donald Bender testified against his longtime client, Donald Trump, at Trump’s civil fraud trial in Manhattan.
Key information about Trump Organization’s asset valuations was missing from its financial statements over several years, but Bender testified that he wouldn’t have signed off on them had he known. Bender told the court that he only became aware of the missing documents when questioned by prosecutors in early 2021.