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4 Criminal Charges Against Trump: Here’s What You Should Know!

Ex-President Donald Trump is going through his first criminal trial in the New York Supreme Court after the full jury was seated this Friday. However, there are several other charges against him apart from the highly publicized hush-money case, which is scheduled after the November 2024 election. Let’s look into the 4 indictments Trump faces in detail.

The first indictment is the currently ongoing hush-money trial. Trump allegedly paid $130,000 to an adult actress named Stormy Daniels through his lawyer, Michael Cohen, during his 2016 campaign. The actress said that Trump had an affair with her, leaving the former president no choice but to use the money to convince her to maintain silence on this matter.

However, what counts as campaign fraud was that Trump lied about the transaction in his campaign finance records, where the payment is labeled as “legal expenses.” Trump is facing 34 counts of falsifying business records in this case, though he hasn’t pleaded guilty yet.

The next accusation against him is that he “took” classified documents from the White House before leaving and kept them hidden at different locations inside the Mar-a-Lago club. He is facing 40 counts for scheming to conceal state-owned documents. The trial will take place in the U.S. District Court in Florida.

Donald Trump’s third criminal charge is related to the 2020 election, where he lost the white house to Joe Biden. He allegedly tried to overturn the result of the election and spread lies, saying “there was fraud in the election,” leading to the forfeited Jan 6, 2020 attack on the Capitol. He again did not plead guilty.

The last indictment against Trump is the violation of the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) law, and 13 counts (from a total of 41 counts) are against Trump.

Donald Trump is accused of calling Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger during the 2020 election to “manage 11,780 votes” for the House GOP candidate. 18 other people are also accused in the trial, which will take place at the Superior Court of Fulton County.

Among all 4 cases, only the hush-money trial is scheduled before the upcoming election.

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