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Trump convicted on all 34 charges in New York criminal trial

Trial judge sets sentencing for July 11

By AFP

May 31, 2024 02:38 AM


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A New York jury convicted Donald Trump on all charges in his hush-money case on Thursday in a seismic development barely five months ahead of the election where he seeks to recapture the White House.

The verdict makes Trump the first criminally convicted former US president but does not prevent him from campaigning for another term.

Donald Trump's sentencing for falsifying business records will take place on July 11, the judge who presided over the trial said Thursday.

Judge Juan Merchan set sentencing for 10:00 am (1400 GMT) on July 11, just days ahead of the Republican convention where Trump is expected to be named the party's presidential nominee.

 The New York judge who presided over Donald Trump's hush money trial thanked the jury for their service and giving the case the "attention it deserved."

"You were engaged in a difficult and stressful task," Judge Juan Merchan said after the jury convicted the former US president of 34 counts of falsifying business records. "You gave this matter the attention it deserved."

 


AFP


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