(trendingpoliticsnews) – Former President Donald Trump is reported to be charged with 34 felony counts related to the falsification of business records, a source told Yahoo News late Monday.
The source is someone who has been “briefed on the procedures for the arraignment of” Trump. The source told Yahoo the former president is not going to be put in handcuffs or have to take a mugshot.
“Trump will not be put in handcuffs, placed in a jail cell or subjected to a mug shot — typical procedures even for white-collar defendants until a judge has weighed in on pretrial conditions,” the Yahoo News article reported.
“Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, which has been consulting with the Secret Service and New York City court officials, concluded that there was no reason to subject the former president to handcuffs or a mug shot,” the article continues.
However, the source told Yahoo that it appeared “extremely unlikely” Trump would face jail time for such offenses.
“Under the New York State penal code, a conviction for the Class E felony of falsifying business records can result in a prison term of up to four years. But as a practical matter, that seems extremely unlikely. ‘No one gets jail time for that as a first offender,’ said a New York law enforcement official,” Yahoo explained.
Trump responded to the Yahoo report in a fiery Truth Social post. “Wow! District Attorney Bragg just illegally LEAKED the various points, and complete information, on the pathetic Indictment against me. I know the reporter and so, unfortunately, does he.”
“This means that he MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INDICTED. Now, if he wants to really clean up his reputation, he will do the honorable thing and, as District Attorney, INDICT HIMSELF. He will go down in Judicial history, and his Trump Hating wife will be, I am sure, very proud of him!”