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Trump Indictment

Wonder what it would be like to watch the Trump trial? Graphics take you inside courtroom.

Opening statements started April 22 at the criminal trial of former President Donald Trump, who faces 34 counts of falsifying business records in connection with a payment of $130,000 in hush money to an adult film actress ahead of his 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump was indicted by a Manhattan grand jury on March 30, 2023, which makes Trump the first former 91影视 president ever to be charged in a criminal case. He has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

The trial is expected to last six to eight weeks. Jury selection opened April 15 and concluded April 19 with 12 jurors and six alternates chosen.

Here is a look at the Manhattan courtroom in which Trump will be tried, his defense lawyers, his prosecutors, and the jury who will decide whether or not he is guilty.

Where is the trial?

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The , Indictment No. 71543鈥2023, will be held in Courtroom 1530 on the 15th floor of the New York County Supreme Court, 100 Centre Street in Lower Manhattan.

Room 1523, with a closed-circuit audio-visual feed, will serve as an for press and the public. Proceedings will take place on weekdays, excluding Wednesdays.

Use of cell phones is prohibited, along with video recording, photography and audio recording.

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Who are the key players?

Judge | Juan Merchan

Merchan has been a felony case judge for 15 years, 91影视 reports. He's a former assistant attorney general for Nassau County, on suburban Long Island, and was in the Manhattan district attorney鈥檚 office for five years.

He earned his in business from Baruch College in 1990 and his law degree from in 1994. He was named an of the New York State Supreme Court in 2009.

Judge Juan Merchan, here in a courtroom sketch on March 25, 2024,

Defendant | Donald Trump

The Manhattan trial is one of four criminal cases the former president faces. He was indicted in Washington, D.C., and in Georgia for conspiring to overturn the 2020 election results and was indicted in Florida for keeping classified government documents, according to the Associated Press.

Defense attorneys

Todd Blanche | Primary defense lawyer

Blanche was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, which includes Manhattan where Trump is being tried, 91影视 reported. He joined one of New York鈥檚 oldest law firms but left it to to represent Trump, according to the Washington Post. He also represents Trump in two federal criminal cases in Florida and Washington, D.C.

Susan Necheles | Defense lawyer

Necheles graduated from Yale and worked as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, New York, 91影视 reported. As a trial lawyer, she has been listed in New York Super Lawyers as one of the leading white collar criminal defense lawyers in New York every year since 2006.聽

Emil Bove | Defense lawyer

Bove was at the 91影视 attorney鈥檚 office for the Southern District of New York, according to CNN. He joined Trump鈥檚 legal team in September.

Prosecutors

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney

Susan Hoffinger, chief of the District Attorney鈥檚 investigation division and executive assistant district attorney

Joshua Steinglass, member of the District Attorney鈥檚 investigation division

Christopher Conroy, former lead prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office's Major Economic Crimes Bureau

Matthew Colangelo, former senior Justice Department official

Rebecca Mangold, prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office's Major Economic Crimes Bureau

What we know of the jurors

Seven men and five women have been chosen for the jury. Six alternates, five women and one man, were also selected. Alternates will listen to testimony but won't be part of deliberations unless they replace a juror who is unable to continue.

JURY SELECTION: 91影视 research; ABC; CBS; New York Times; Washington Post

SOURCE 91影视 Network reporting and research; Reuters

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