Everything you need to know about Donald Trump’s case and court verdict

Former USA president, Donald Trump found GUILTY on all 37 counts and here everything you need to know about Donald Trump’s case and court verdict

Ms. Daniels alleges that she had sex with Mr Trump in 2006 – something he denies – and that she was paid money to stay quiet about it in the lead-up to the 2016 election, which Mr Trump won.

The trial centers on a reimbursement Mr. Trump made to his former personal lawyer and “fixer”, Michael Cohen.

Cohen, 57, claimed on the witness stand that he paid Ms Daniels $130,000 (£104,000) in exchange for her silence about her alleged tryst with Mr Trump. He claimed that he did so at Mr Trump’s direction and with his assurances that he would be repaid.

Hush-money payments are not illegal. However the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office alleges that Mr Trump committed a crime by improperly recording the money with which he reimbursed Cohen as legal expenses. They further accuse him of falsifying the business records to conceal a second crime – a violation of state election law.

In total, the former president is accused of 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree.

Manhattan jury found him guilty on all 34 charges in hush-money case

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