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    “Trump Scheduled for Probation Interview After Landmark Guilty Verdict”


    Trump to Be Interviewed by Probation Officers Following Guilty Verdict

    Following his historic conviction in the hush money trial, former US President Donald Trump is set to be interviewed by New York probation officers. This interview, scheduled for Monday, will play a crucial role in a pre-sentencing report for Judge Juan Merchan.

    Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts of falsifying business records, marking a significant legal development. The virtual interview will be conducted from his Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, where he will be accompanied by his lawyer, Todd Blanch.

    Judge Merchan confirmed the interview shortly after Trump’s conviction, stating, “We will order a probation report.” This report, based on the interview, will be used by a New York City probation officer to provide Merchan with additional insights before sentencing.

    Trump’s sentencing is scheduled for July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention. The potential penalties include probation or up to four years in state prison for each count, with a maximum of 20 years.

    Former New York Supreme Court judge Diane Kiesel commented on the logistics of the interview, noting that the high-profile nature of Trump’s case makes it impractical for him to visit the probation office in New York City. Conducting the interview virtually from Mar-a-Lago ensures a smoother process without disruptions caused by media attention and security concerns.

    The pre-sentencing probation interview aims to provide Judge Merchan with a comprehensive understanding of Trump’s circumstances, aiding in the determination of an appropriate punishment for his crimes.

    Sources By Agencies

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