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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Trump Arrested, Charged With 34 Felony Counts In NY

A stone-faced Donald Trump made a momentous courtroom appearance Tuesday (Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Manila) when he was confronted with a 34-count felony indictment charging him in a scheme to bury allegations of extramarital affairs that arose during his first White House campaign.

Photo Insert: The NYPD was on hand to keep the peace as Trump supporters protested against the persecution of their idol.

The arraignment in a Manhattan courtroom was a stunning — and humbling — spectacle for the first ex-president to ever face criminal charges.

With Trump watching in silence, prosecutors bluntly accused him of criminal conduct and set the stage for a possible criminal trial in the city where he became a celebrity decades ago, Michael R. Sisak, Eric Tucker, Jennifer Peltz, and Will Weissert reported for the Associated Press (AP).

“The defendant, Donald J. Trump, falsified New York business records in order to conceal an illegal conspiracy to undermine the integrity of the 2016 presidential election and other violations of election laws,” said Assistant District Attorney Christopher Conroy.

Trump, somber and silent as he entered and exited the Manhattan courtroom, said “not guilty” in a firm voice while facing a judge who warned him to refrain from rhetoric that could inflame or cause civil unrest.

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