Donald Trump threatened with jail after contempt of court fine | BBC News

Donald Trump has been fined $9,000 for violating the court’s gag order imposed to stop him attacking jurors and potential witnesses in his hush-money trial.

Judge Merchan ruled against Trump on 9 out of 10 contempt charges and imposed a financial penalty of $1,000 (£799) per violation.

The Judge added that if Mr Trump continues to flout the court’s prohibitions on attacking witnesses, potential witnesses, jurors, and court staff – he could face time in jail.

In his trial, Trump is accused of trying to cover up a $130,000 (£104,500) payment to porn star Stormy Daniels before he won the 2016 election, which prosecutors say was election interference

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