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Judge Threatens to Jail Trump If He Disrupts Hush Money Trial as Jury Selection Continues

HeadlineApr 16, 2024

In other news from New York, jury selection for Donald Trump’s criminal hush money trial is entering its second day. The jury selection process could take up to two weeks. No jurors were chosen Monday, and dozens of potential jurors were dismissed after saying they could not be impartial in what is the first-ever criminal prosecution of a U.S. president. Trump is charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to hide $130,000 paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels in 2016. He could be sentenced to four years in prison if convicted. Trump is required to attend all the proceedings of the trial. The judge overseeing the case, New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, told Trump that if he fails to show up, “there will be an arrest.” Merchan also threatened jail if Trump disrupted the trial.

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