Judge Fines Former U.S President, Donald Trump $9,000, Threatens Jail for Contempt in Hush Money Trial


The Judge overseeing former U.S. President, Donald Trump‘s criminal hush money trial has fined the Former U.S. President $9,000 for Contempt of Court saying he would consider jailing him if he continued to violate a gag order.

In a written Order, Justice Juan Merchan said the Fine may not be enough to serve as a deterrent for Mr. Trump and lamented he did not have the authority to impose a higher penalty.

Merchan had imposed the gag order to prevent Mr. Trump from criticizing witnesses and others involved in the case.

The Judge fined Mr. Trump $1,000 for each of nine online statements that he said violated his order not to criticize witnesses or other participants in the trial.

Prosecutors had flagged 10 posts as possible violations.

Leave a Reply

Share post:




More like this

MEDIA PARLEY: Pastor Umo Eno Earns Accolades from Akwa Ibom Media Community

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, has reaffirmed...

Senator Jimoh Ibrahim Ends Legal Case Against APC and Ondo’s Governor

Senator Jimoh Ibrahim has withdrawn his case against the...

CAF Confirms 12 Finalists for Next Year’s U-17 Africa Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football, CAF has clarified that...

Enugu State Governor, Dr Peter Mbah Launches Advanced Vehicle Inspection Centre

Enugu State Governor, Dr Peter Mbah, has inaugurated the...