Criminal Law

RELEASE: Jury in NY Finds Trump Guilty on 34 Felony Counts, Ensuring that No One is Above the Law


WASHINGTON, DC – Following today’s felony conviction in Manhattan of former President Donald Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to conceal information from the American people in advance of the 2016 election, Constitutional Accountability Center Vice President Praveen Fernandes issued the following reaction:

Today, a group of everyday Americans discharged one of our nation’s most serious civic duties — serving on a jury, carefully examining all the evidence, and rendering a decision based on the law and facts. Today’s jury in Manhattan unanimously found Donald Trump guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection with payments made to keep information from American voters. The jury reached this conclusion after listening to arguments from both sides, and considering all the evidence, including over 200 exhibits and testimony from 20 witnesses. In returning this guilty verdict, the jurors have vindicated one of the most important rule-of-law precepts: no one is above the law.



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