A former federal prosecutor asserts that if convicted of falsifying business documents, Trump could face prison time

Anjali Jain
Former federal prosecutor says Trump could be jailed if convicted for falsifying business records

Former federal prosecutor Andrew Weissman stated on Tuesday that former President Trump could face incarceration if his New York hush money trial, which begins later this month, reveals that he fabricated business records.
President Trump is currently confronted with 34 felony counts stemming from allegations that he fabricated business records during the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign in an effort to obscure hush money payments made to adult film actress Stormey Daniels in order to conceal an alleged affair.
“He might be facing incarceration,” Weissmann stated during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN. “In this case, I believe the judge will examine the application of the rule of law to determine how other individuals with comparable criminal histories were treated.” The potential relevance of Donald Trump’s pre-trial conduct in this particular domain is worth considering.

Weissman observed that Trump could be held accountable for his frequent criticisms of the judge and his family. On Monday, Judge Juan Merchan extended a restraining order in the case, prohibiting the former president from continuing to criticize his Democratic strategist daughter, Loren Merchan.
Already prohibited by the initial gag order, he was not permitted to make public statements concerning witnesses, other prosecutors, court personnel, or their family members “with the intent to materially interfere with” the case.Additionally, the former prosecutor foresaw that Trump, should he be found culpable, would presumably not receive any favorable sentencing considerations due to his behavior.

“The court can consider the account of a contrite individual who expresses respect for the rule of law and acknowledges that this incident was an aberration,” he further elaborated.
“However, if one were to consider the fact that the defendant is essentially returning to his previous offense and disregarding the judicial system with no remorse, thereby behaving recidivistically, those are elements that a judge may take into account,” Weissman further elaborated. “Moreover, I am certain that a judge such as Judge Merchan will consider all of that in the event of a conviction.” However, it is far too early to determine whether or not that would amount to prison time.”
The trial is scheduled to commence on April 15, marking an unprecedented occasion as a former president is put on trial on criminal charges.

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