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New York jury brings criminal charges against Trump


Lyudmila Balabay

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A grand jury in New York voted to bring criminal charges against the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. This is the first time in US history that criminal charges have been brought against a president (incumbent or resigned). to Reuters with reference to the sources.

The case centers on a $130 settlement for adult film star Stormy Daniels in 000. Daniels claimed she had a sexual encounter with Trump at a Lake Tahoe hotel in 2016, a year after he married his current wife, Melania. The politician himself denied this. Trump, through his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, paid Daniels a hefty sum for her silence. The money was allegedly taken from Trump's campaign fund. In fact, this is what the case is based on.

The allegations were the result of an investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Specific charges are not yet known, the indictment is likely to be published in the coming days. After that, Trump will have to go to Manhattan for fingerprinting and other procedures.

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In 2018, federal prosecutors looked into Daniels' payout case, resulting in Cohen being sentenced to three years in prison. Cohen then pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. According to him, it was Trump who instructed him to make the payments, but no charges were brought against Trump.

On March 13, 2023, Cohen testified before the Manhattan Grand Jury investigating Trump.

Trump started talking about criminal charges against him last week. He assumed that he would be arrested, and She urged their supporters to protest.

No resigning or incumbent US president has ever been prosecuted.

The Stormy Daniels payout case is not Trump's only problem with the law. Most recently, his company condemned for tax fraud. In addition, an investigation is underway several cases for the 45th President of the United States.

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