This is how many years Donald Trump could spend in prison if he is convicted

The former US president Donald Trump is once again in trouble with justice. This is how long he could be in prison if he is convicted.

How many years could Donald Trump spend in prison if he is convicted?
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How many years could Donald Trump spend in prison if he is convicted?

Donald Trump would probably love to devote himself exclusively to the election campaign at the moment. After all, he is running for president again, but he also has a major rival in his own ranks. In the coming months, however, he will also have to deal with the American justice system.

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Multiple charges put Trump in hot water

Tonight, 3 August, Donald Trump will appear in person before a federal court in Washington D.C. At least that's what his lawyer announced. The businessman is charged with four counts.

As the Tagesschau reports, the charges are as follows:

Attempted election fraud in the 2020 presidential election and the storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump's supporters on January 6, 2021.

He is accused, among other things, of being responsible for the fact that at the beginning of January 2021 several of his supporters stormed the Congress building in Washington and wrecked it, as Stern reports. The coup also claimed several lives.

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Further criminal proceedings are already waiting for him

The four charges, according to Sky, are as follows:

  • Conspiracy to fraud in the US
  • Conspiracy against justice
  • Corruptly obstructing an official proceeding
  • Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding

Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty, each ranging from a minimum of 5 to 20 years in prison.

So for the next few weeks, Trump could be quite busy. As Sky further reports, he is charged in New York with 'paying hush money during the 2016 campaign' and faces trial there next March. Then, in May, the issue will be an initiated trial in which he will have to account for why he allegedly kept secret documents in his vacation home. Later, another trial could follow in the US state of Georgia 'over allegations he tried to undo his 2020 election defeat in that state.'

We are waiting to see whether he will be able to take part in the election campaign.

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This article has been translated from Gentside DE.

Sources used:

Tagesschau: Trump muss erneut vor Gericht erscheinen

Stern: Schwerste Anklage gegen Trump: Ist er unantastbar?

Sky: Could Donald Trump go on trial and could he end up in jail after latest charges?

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