Former President Trump was indicted this week for violation of New York Penal Code § 175.10.
- The statute at issue: § 175.10 Falsifying business records in the first degree.
“A person is guilty of falsifying business records in the first degree when he commits the crime of falsifying business records in the second degree, and when his intent to defraud includes an intent to commit another crime or to aid or conceal the commission thereof.Falsifying business records in the first degree is a class E felony.”
- The indictment, https://manhattanda.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Donald-J.-Trump-Indictment.pdf, does not specify what the underlying crime is.
- The Statement of Facts accompanying the indictment, https://manhattanda.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/2023-04-04-SOF.pdf, suggests that it is election law-related.
- This article by John Malcolm and Cully Stimson,https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/04/04/the-trump-indictment-unsealed-and-whats-next-in-criminal-court/, is very informative and predicts next steps.
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