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Former President Trump Found Guilty on All Counts in Hush Money Case

Trump Found Guilty on All Counts

(New York, NY) – A New York jury convicted former President Donald Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records today, in the first-ever criminal conviction of a former U.S. president.

The jury deliberated for over 9 hours before reaching a unanimous guilty verdict. Trump had been charged with falsifying business records related to hush money payments made in 2016 by his former attorney Michael Cohen to Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress who claimed she had an affair with Trump in 2006.

Trump looked visibly angry as the jury foreperson read out “guilty” on each count. His sentencing is scheduled for July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention. He faces up to 4 years in prison on each count, though it’s expected the sentences would run concurrently.

After the verdict, Trump claimed the trial was “rigged” and the judge was “corrupt.” However, prosecutors argued the payments violated campaign finance laws and the records were falsified to cover it up. Cohen testified that Trump directed the payments and later reimbursed him.

The conviction comes as Trump is seeking the Republican nomination for president again. He immediately fundraised off the news, calling himself a “political prisoner” and urging supporters to donate. Legal experts say Trump could remain free while appealing, allowing him to potentially accept the nomination.

The Biden White House praised the verdict but stressed the importance of defeating Trump at the ballot box. With this felony conviction, questions remain over whether Trump will be able to run for or hold office again. However, the legal battle is far from over as Trump vows to appeal.

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