Bragg declares Trump guilty after jury reaches verdict

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg expressed his gratitude to the jury following the landmark conviction of former President Donald Trump in the “hush money” trial in New York. He acknowledged that the jury had done their job and successfully delivered justice.

In a groundbreaking trial lasting six weeks, a jury of 12 New Yorkers has found Donald Trump guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records. The charges stem from his attempt to conceal a $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 presidential election. This historic verdict marks the first time a former president has been convicted of a crime.

Bragg’s team will not request a prison sentence, as they will address the matter in court filings. Trump’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11, only four days prior to the commencement of the Republican National Convention. It is during this convention that he is expected to secure the party’s presidential nomination.

“We reached this trial and ultimately today’s verdict in the same way as we do with every other case that enters the courtroom doors,” stated Bragg.

According to prosecutors, Trump was accused of authorizing a scheme to forge checks and manipulate records to prevent voters from discovering details about an alleged sexual encounter with Daniels in 2006. Trump, who had pleaded not guilty to all charges, expressed his belief that the trial was biased and labeled the case a disgrace when he spoke to reporters after the verdict was delivered.

Bragg initiated his speech by expressing his gratitude towards the 12 jurors and alternates for their dedicated service.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the jury for their invaluable service,” Bragg acknowledged. “Jurors play a vital role in upholding our judicial system as they carry out their fundamental civic duty. Their commitment forms the very foundation of our legal process.”

Bragg responded to criticism from Trump’s supporters by emphasizing the importance of the jury’s voice, stating that “the only voice that matters is the voice of the jury, and the jury has spoken.”

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