A The legal team of former United States President Donald Trump has asked for the gag order imposed on him to be lifted in connection with the case in which he was found guilty of paying a pornographic actress to hide an alleged relationship in 2016.

“Now that the trial has concluded, the concerns articulated by the administration and the court do not justify continued restrictions on President Trump’s First Amendment rights.”wrote defense lawyer Todd Blanche in a letter dated June 3, made public this Tuesday and cited by Reuters.

Before the trial began in April, judge Juan Merchan restricted the former president’s public statements and current candidate for the November 2024 elections about the jury, witnesses and others involved in the case.

Donald Trump was convicted on Thursday of falsifying documents to cover up a sex scandal in an unprecedented trial against a former president of the United States.

On July 11, the judge must define the sentence, which could be prison, as falsifying accounting documents is punishable by up to four years in prison in the state of New York.

However, in the absence of a criminal record for the almost 78-year-old defendant, the judge may lighten the sentence, with a suspended sentence with probation or community service, as well as a fine.

In any case, Donald Trump will be able to appeal, with a likely suspensive effect on his sentence, particularly in the event of imprisonment.

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Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mundo/2574615/trump-pede-levantamento-de-ordem-de-silencio-apos-veredito-de-culpado

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