(CMR) A grand jury in New York voted to indict former President Donald Trump after investigating hush money payments made on his behalf during his 2016 presidential campaign, the US media reported.
The exact charge or charges is unknown because indictments are typically filed in court under seal after a grand jury’s vote in New York.
The case reportedly centers on a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet during the 2016 presidential campaign. Daniels claimed she slept with Trump in 2006, a claim the former president has denied.
According to reports, the Manhattan district attorney was focusing on a felony charge of falsifying business records. That charge carries a maximum prison sentence of four years.
Trump's attorneys confirmed the indictment in a statement.
“President Trump has been indicted. He did not commit any crime. We will vigorously fight this political prosecution in Court,” Susan Necheles and Joe Tacopina said.