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The trial against Trump for alleged bribery will begin this Monday in New York

The trial for alleged bribery against former United States President Donald Trump will begin next Monday in New York, after the jury selection process concluded this Friday with the election of six alternates.

Judge Juan Merchan, who is leading the case against Trump for alleged bribery of former porn film actress Stephanie Clifford, chose on Thursday the twelve judges – seven men and five women – who will make up the jury and concluded this Friday. the process setting the stage for opening arguments on Monday at 9:30 a.m. (local time), Bloomberg has reported.

The process will begin next week after a judge from the New York Court of Appeals denied this Friday a last-minute request by the former president to stop the trial and move it to a different venue, alleging that he would not be treated fairly.

The Prosecutor’s Office accuses Trump of 34 crimes for alleged document falsification, within a plot with which he would have tried to hide the payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels to buy her silence and not talk about an alleged extramarital relationship before the 2016 elections. The magnate justified this payment as part of his legal expenses.

The former president’s lawyers tried in vain to postpone the start of this trial, the first of several that Trump has pending. The former president faces a federal case against him for trying to overturn the result of the 2020 elections, in which the current president, Joe Biden, won.

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