New York v. Trump
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on behalf of the State of the New York against Defendant Donald Trump.
34 felony counts of falsifying business documents in the first degree, all related to an alleged scheme to disguise hush-money payments made to a pornographic film actress to avoid scandal during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, previously pled guilty to facilitating these transactions.
The Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York before Justice Juan Merchan. This is the trial-level court of general jurisdiction in New York State’s Unified Court System.
$130,000 payment made by Trump Attorney Michael Cohen to Porn Star Stormy Daniels through a shell corporation financed by a second mortgage on Cohen’s home. Daniels would keep quiet about her affair with Trump and Cohen would be repaid by Trump in installments.
Cohen Pleads Guilty
Cohen pleads guilty to eight criminal counts relating to the payment, stating that he acted “at the direction of a candidate for federal office.”
Cohen is sentenced to three years in prison.
Mar 30, 2023
Donald Trump becomes the first former U.S. president to be criminally indicted. Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg files 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents related to an alleged scheme to disguise hush-money payments made during the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign.
Apr 4, 2023
Defendant Trump travels from Florida to surrender to authorities to be booked and fingerprinted. After his arraignment, Trump returns to Florida.
Jul 19, 2023
Federal judge Alvin Hellerstein denies Defandant’s motion to remove the trial to Federal court.
Aug 11, 2023
Justice Merchan denies Defendant’s motion to recuse himself from the case.
Mar 25, 2024
Scheduled trial start date.