Matthew Calamari Jr. is slated to testify for a grand jury in the Trump Organization investigation.
Manhattan DA prosecutors have sought the cooperation of the company executive.
Prosecutors are still in talks over his father, Trump Organization COO Matthew Calamari.
Matthew Calamari Jr., who serves as the Trump Organization’s corporate director of security and is the son of the company’s chief operating officer, is expected to testify in front of a grand jury this week as part of the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation into the company’s finances.
Calamari Jr. was served a subpoena for his testimony, his attorney told Insider. Prosecutors have long sought the cooperation of Calamari Jr. and his father, Matthew Calamari, who has worked for the Trump Organization for decades. The Wall Street Journal first reported on the subpoena.
“I won’t comment on the specifics, but if either of my clients are subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury, they have no choice but to do so, and will appear and testify truthfully,” Nicholas Gravante, who represents both Calamaris, told Insider. “As I have said repeatedly, they have done nothing wrong and have nothing to hide.”
Jeffrey McConney, the Trump Organization’s controller, is also expected to testify in front of the grand jury this week, according to The Journal.
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The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has been running an investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances since 2019. In July, it brought tax-related charges against the former president’s company and its chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg. Weisselberg and attorneys for the Trump organization pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Journal reported in August that McConney was an anonymous unindicted co-conspirator in the indictment. McConney had already testified before the July indictments and was responsible for preparing the personal tax returns of the elder Matthew Calamari, according to the Journal.
Grand jury rules will allow Calamari Jr. to receive immunity in the probe for testifying and indicates prosecutors won’t bring charges against him.
Prosecutors had reportedly been examining whether Matthew Calamari or Matthew Calamari Jr. didn’t pay appropriate taxes on corporate benefits like apartments and cars. Gravante told Insider that he’s in ongoing discussions with prosecutors over the elder Calamari’s taxes.
“The tax treatment for his apartment and car was 100% justified because both were absolutely necessary for his job,” he told Insider in an earlier statement. “I don’t see how anyone acting in good faith could possibly charge him with a crime. He worked hand in glove with law enforcement day in and day out, 365 days a year. He’s a model citizen.”
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