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Summary of Trump’s Conviction: Verdict, Sentencing, and Appeal

Former President Donald Trump was found guilty this week of 34 counts of corporate fraud in connection with hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. Despite the verdict, Trump plans to appeal the conviction and will be sentenced on July 11 convicted.

The indictment against Trump, filed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, accused him of being part of an illegal conspiracy to undermine the integrity of the 2016 election. While hush money payments are not illegal in themselves, each indictment was linked to allegedly false entries in the Trump Organization’s financial records.

Key witnesses and evidence in the trial include physical evidence such as checks and ledgers showing that Trump’s company made payments to his former lawyer Michael Cohen. Testimony from David Pecker, the former publisher of the National Enquirer, and Stormy Daniels himself played a crucial role in the case.

Sentencing for the Class E felonies Trump faces is scheduled for July 11, where a judge will decide the former president’s fate. Trump has indicated he plans to appeal the conviction, a process that could take months to navigate through New York’s legal system.

Despite the guilty verdict, Trump’s eligibility to run for office remains unchanged. His campaign has reported a significant influx of donations following the trial, and support from the Republican Party remains strong.

While Trump continues to face additional charges in other cases, he has managed to delay those trials through various legal maneuvers. The future of his legal battle remains uncertain as he continues to battle the many legal challenges he currently faces.