Trump Guilty in Hush Money Trial

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In a significant turn of events, the former US President Donald Trump, has been convicted of 34 felony counts, stemming from hush money payment to porn actor Stormy Daniels, during his 2016 presidential campaign. 

The jury’s verdict included charges of falsifying business records, a Class E felony in New York, that carries a maximum penalty of up to four years in prison.

The trial, which has been closely watched by the public, brought Trump’s legal woes to the forefront once again. Despite the severity of the charges, uncertainty looms over whether Trump will serve prison time. The sentencing is set for 11 July 2024, just days before Republicans are scheduled to nominate him for the 2024 presidential election.

Interestingly, Trump’s voting eligibility in Florida remains intact as long as he avoids imprisonment in New York state, raising questions about the potential implications of his conviction on the upcoming election.

This is not the only legal battle Trump is currently facing. In addition to the hush money trial, he is embroiled in three more criminal cases. These include charges related to overturning the 2020 election results, possession of classified documents, and further allegations of falsification of business records.

Trump’s involvement in a series of legal disputes over the years has become emblematic of his tumultuous presidency. The outcome of these ongoing cases could have far-reaching consequences for his political future.

Despite the legal challenges, Trump remains undeterred in his ambitions. He continues to campaign for a potential return to the White House, signaling that the fight over his legal battles is far from over.

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