The criminal indictment of Donald Trump shocked public opinion in the United States and the world after the details of the formal accusation against the former president were revealed. The detail includes the payment of a bribe to silence the rumor of an alleged extramarital child that the founder of the Trump Organization would have had with an employee before getting into politics.
This Tuesday, April 4, the complete list of 34 charges that the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, he elaborated against the former president. The list includes the “serious” offense of falsification of business records to cover up an illegal payment scheme ordered by Trump to cover up cases that would stain his reputation in the framework of the 2016 election campaign.
The other two cases of bribery for which the state of New York will prosecute Donald Trump refer to alleged extramarital affairs of the former president that involve the actress of erotic content, Stormy Daniels, and the former Playboy magazine model, Karen McDougal.
The doorman at Trump Tower
According to research headed by Bragg, a porter -identified as Dino Sajudin- received $30,000 after affirming that he had information about a son that the real estate magnate had out of wedlock with an employee of the Trump World Tower, a famous skyscraper near the UN building in New York.
The payment was imputed by AMI, a media group that owns well-known entertainment magazines, in exchange for the assignment of exclusive rights to the story “in perpetuity”. The indictment indicates that the outlet’s executive director, David Pecker, allegedly ensured that he would work for Trump’s election campaign that year by trying to detect negative stories that could damage the businessman’s reputation.
Regarding the rumor about the son, the editorial line concluded that “the story was not true” so he tried to withdraw the agreement with the goalkeeper. However, a lawyer close to Trump made him drop that idea until after the presidential election.
“In or about October or November 2015, the CEO of AMI learned that a former Trump Tower doorman was trying to sell information about a child Defendant allegedly fathered out of wedlock,” the indictment reads. alleging that AMI “mischaracterized this payment in AMI’s books and records, including in its general ledger.”
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