Donald Trump becomes first former American President convicted on criminal case

The former President of United States of America (USA) Donald Trump on Thursday became first former leader of the country to be convicted in a criminal case, having been found guilty on all 34 felony counts in his criminal hush money trial.

Penpushing reports that it is recalled that prosecutors accused Trump of falsifying internal business records to cover up hush money payments tied to an alleged scheme to bury stories that might torpedo his 2016 Presidential bid.

The record showed that at the heart of the charges were reimbursements paid to Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen for a $130,000 hush money payment to porn actor Stormy Daniels in exchange for not going public with her claim about a 2006 sexual encounter with Trump.

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Penpushing further reports that the prosecutors told the court that the reimbursements were falsely logged as legal expenses to hide the true nature of the transactions, but the former president who risk four years in prison, however, denied any wrongdoing and had pleaded not guilty.

The Judge, Juan M. Merchan has set Trump’s sentencing for July 11, 2024, just days before Republicans are set to select him as the 2024 presidential nominee, while his (Trump) lawyer, Todd Blanche moved for an acquittal after the jury had delivered its verdict.

“We move for a judgment of acquittal. There’s no basis and no way this jury could have reached a verdict without accepting the testimony of Michael Cohen,” Blanche told the judge having found the former President guilty.

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