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Jury convicts Trump

Kochi: Former US Republican President Donald Trump, 77, has been convicted by a New York jury in a hush money case involving a porn star, media reports said. Trump is the first former US President to be convicted in a case. However, he can still contest the presidential election to be held in a few months in November.

Trump was convicted of falsifying business records to reimburse his lawyer 130,000 US dollars to deal with the case on Trump was found guilty on each of the 34 counts of hiding a payment to silence a porn star Stormy Daniels on the eve of the 2016 election, the reports said.

The crime attracts a jail term of four years.”I’m a very innocent man,” Trump told reporters. The “real verdict” would come from voters. He described the trial as “rigged” and a “disgrace.”

The 12-member jury sat for over 11 hours over two days before delivering the judgment.Trump also faces federal and state charges of conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election. They are not likely to be taken up before the presidential election. 

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