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Trump wins opponent in New York court, but suffers setback in criminal proceedings – prime time zone

Trump wins opponent in New York court, but suffers setback in criminal proceedings – prime time zone

Former US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after a pre-trial hearing in the Financial Hush Case in New York City Criminal Court, New York, USA

Donald Trump There was a Monday, with good news and bad news. The first is that he was able to lower the bail he needed to post while he appealed a ruling that could undermine his real estate empire. The New York State Court of Appeals reduced to $175 million (R$872 million) the amount of bail that was scheduled to be posted on Monday due to the $355 million (R$1.77 billion) fine, in addition to more than $100 million (R$499 million) Brazilian) of the accumulated interest, for which he was sentenced on March 16 for tax fraud. The businessman has another ten days to deposit the new bond. However, despite this relief, former President L we The current presidential candidate L the Republican Party On the other hand, he will have to return to the dock on April 15.

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The Republican presidential candidate for the November election received unexpected news when his next appearance before criminal justice was scheduled for a payment of $130,000 (648,000 Brazilian reais at current exchange rates) to a former pornographic film actress to buy his silence. At the end of the 2016 election campaign, Judge Juan Merchan rejected appeals from Trump's lawyers to delay the first criminal trial in the history of a former president by at least 90 days and ordered jury selection to begin on April 15.

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Trump is accused of falsifying his company's accounting books to cover the legal expenses he paid to former actress Stormy Daniels, whose registered name is Stephanie Clifford, to silence her about an alleged extramarital affair in 2006 that the 77-year-old Republican had. He always denied it. The former tenant of the White House, where he wants to return on January 20, 2025, says the civil ruling is “contrived” and that the “bail requirement is unconstitutional” and was imposed by Attorney General Letitia James, who she says is “racist and corrupt,” and Judge Arthur Engoron is “controlled by the clique.” Democracy.

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*With information from Agence France-Presse