Former President Donald Trump is facing over 30 counts of business fraud by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. This marks the first time a former U.S. president has faced criminal charges. While the indictment is currently sealed and the charges have not been made public, Trump is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, where he will be fingerprinted and given a mug shot. He is also expected to plead not guilty.
The charges stem from investigations into Trump’s business dealings, including his role in the Trump Organization and hush money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels. The Manhattan DA’s office has been conducting a lengthy investigation into the company’s financial practices, including allegations of tax fraud and other financial crimes. The charges against Trump are expected to be related to these investigations.
This is not the only legal trouble facing the former president. He also faces a mountain of other pending legal cases, including investigations into his role in inciting the January 6th insurrection at the U.S Capitol and several defamation lawsuits filed by women who have accused him of sexual assault.
Additionally, Trump is currently facing multiple civil lawsuits related to his business dealings, including allegations of fraud and breach of contract. These ongoing lawsuits are unclear how they will be affected by the criminal charges filed by the Manhattan DA’s office.
The criminal charges against Trump represent a significant moment in U.S. history, as no former president has ever faced criminal charges before. It remains to be seen how the case will play out in court and its impact on Trump’s political career and legacy. Regardless of the outcome, however, it is clear that the legal troubles facing the former president are far from over and that he will continue to face scrutiny and legal challenges in the years to come.