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Published May 31, 2024 at 7:33 PM IST

Trump Becomes First Former U.S. President Convicted Of Felony Crimes

Criminal hush money trial: Ex-U.S. President Trump found guilty on all 34 felony counts. It was the first time a former U.S. president was ever tried or convicted in a criminal case. Prosecutors - Trump falsified internal business records to cover up hush money payments. At the heart of the charges were reimbursements paid to Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. Porn actor Stormy Daniels: Paid by Cohen to keep quiet about a 2006 encounter with Trump, Prosecutors said the reimbursements were falsely logged as 'legal expenses'. The charges Donald Trump faces are punishable by up to four years in prison. The former U.S. president has denied any wrongdoing and had pleaded not guilty. Judge Juan M. Merchan has set Trump’s sentencing for July 11.

Published May 31st, 2024 at 19:33 IST

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