United States: Donald Trump threatened with incarceration for contempt of court

United States: Donald Trump threatened with incarceration for contempt of court
United States: Donald Trump threatened with incarceration for contempt of court

After verbally attacking the witnesses and the jurors, the former President of the United States was reframed by Judge Juan Merchan.

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By AFP

Published on 05/6/2024 at 4:38 p.m.
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LThe judge presiding over the proceedings at Donald Trump’s trial in New York is once again threatening the former American president with “incarceration”. Indeed, the candidate for the presidential elections next November would have verbally attacked the witnesses and the jurors.

Judge Juan Merchan fined him another $1,000 “for violating his order by making public comments about the jury and how it was selected,” according to his written decision, and warned him that future offenses would be “punishable by incarceration”.

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Last week, the judge sentenced him to a $9,000 fine, or $1,000 per offense, for publicly attacking witnesses and jurors on the sidelines of his trial and threatening to send him to prison in the event of recidivism. As a reminder, the Republican strongman is being prosecuted for 34 falsifications of accounting documents which allegedly served to conceal the payment of $130,000 to former porn star Stormy Daniels in the home stretch of the 2016 presidential election, won by narrowly against Hillary Clinton.

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