In a historic rebuke, former President Donald Trump was found guilty on all counts by a Manhattan federal jury Tuesday for violating campaign finance laws. The verdict stemmed from illicit hush money payments made to two women during his 2016 presidential campaign to bury allegations of extramarital affairs.
Trump was convicted of conspiracy to violate campaign finance law, falsifying business records, and making an illegal campaign contribution. Prosecutors argued the $284,000 in payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal qualified as illegal, unreported assistance to his campaign.
The case, pursued by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, marks a remarkable fall for the former president as he mounts another White House bid. Trump, 76, faces up to 4 years in prison for each of the top charges at his sentencing set for later this year.
Trump denounced the case as a political “witch hunt” and vowed to appeal the verdict. His legal woes are mounting with other investigations into his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

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