Weisselberg, 73, was charged with grand larceny in the 2nd degree, along with other charges and entered a plea of “not guilty.” The Trump Organization also pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors, in the indictment, described a years-long scheme to compensate executives “off the books” to avoid taxes.
Weisselberg’s attorney, Mary Mulligan, said before the hearing that he “will fight these charges in court.” He was a longtime Trump employee who turned himself in early Thursday morning.
The DA’s office said it does not expect to hold a news conference afterward “as the case relates to an active, ongoing investigation.”
Trump, in a statement through his political PAC, called the charges political.
“The political Witch Hunt by the Radical Left Democrats, with New York now taking over the assignment, continues,” he said in a statement. “It is dividing our Country like never before!”