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Prosecution rests its business fraud case against Trump

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Prosecution rests its business fraud case against Trump

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office on Monday rested its case against former President Donald Trump. The decision followed Trump’s defense attorneys’ intense cross-examination of prosecution witness and former Trump associate Michael Cohen. Trump’s attorneys are now expected to begin calling witnesses to the stand to show the jury that he did not engage in any criminal activity related to the case.

What’s this case about? Bragg’s office alleges that Trump and his associates engaged in criminal business fraud in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election to suppress information that would be harmful to his campaign. Specifically, prosecutors say Trump paid money to silence claims of marital infidelity, then wrote that money off as a legitimate business expense. Trump has denied wrongdoing.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Carolina Lumetta and Leo Briceno’s report about Bragg’s prosecution of Trump.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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