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Trump Arrested, Pled Not Guilty to 34 Counts of Falsifying Business Records

Donald Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury for authorizing a hush money payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels on the eve of the 2016 election and then falsifying business and campaign records in an effort to cover up the pay-off.

Trump surrendered to authorities at the courthouse in Manhattan where he was arraigned before Judge Juan Merchan. He was then fingerprinted and formally arrested, becoming the first US President to face criminal charges.

What Next?

Following his arraignment, Trump is expected to return to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for a news event with supporters and allies.

Other Cases

Trump is also being investigated by a grand jury in Georgia for his efforts to reverse his 2020 election defeat; and by the US justice department for his attempts to retain power in 2020 and his retention of classified documents after leaving the White House in 2021. Any indictments resulting from these investigations would be separate from the Manhattan indictment.

Trump arrested
(Seth Wenig/AP)


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