The former president is “expected to surrender to authorities” next week, according to media reports
Former President Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on Thursday for his alleged role in paying adult film actress Stormy Daniels, according to his attorney and court sources cited by the American media.
While the specific charges were not immediately made public, Trump’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, confirmed to AP that the grand jury voted to indict Trump on Thursday. CNN and other US outlets have also confirmed the allegation, citing multiple sources “sources familiar with the matter.”
“We will vigorously fight this political prosecution in court,” Tacopina he saidinsisting that his client “He committed no crime.”
A spokesman for the Manhattan district attorney’s office confirmed the indictment, which should be officially announced in the coming days. Trump will be asked to surrender and appear in court to face indictment on the still-sealed charges, multiple news agencies reported, citing unnamed sources.
The case centers on an alleged payment of $130,000 made by Trump to Stormy Daniels via his lawyer Michael Cohen during the final stages of his campaign for the presidency of the United States in 2016. He was previously charged in a case legal action against Cohen that Trump later dropped. he with several payments of $ 35,000 that were recorded as legal fees, opening other allegations of possibly falsifying business records, non-payment of taxes and possible violations of the financing law of the countryside Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 to federal charges related to the alleged cash payment.
Trump has always denied the deal and any knowledge of the hush-hush payment, and warned last week of potentially disastrous consequences if he is arrested and charged. Since then, the former president has asked his supporters “protest” and “bring our nation back” in case he is officially accused and arrested by the “Manhattan district attorney’s office corrupt and highly politicized.”
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