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    Trump’s Expensive Slip-Up: Hit with $9,000 Fine for Breaking Gag Order! What Went Wrong?

    Judge Juan Merchan ruled on Tuesday that former President Donald Trump must pay $9,000 for nine violations of the gag order against him in his ongoing criminal trial.

    According to Merchan, Trump has to pay $1,000 for each of the nine infractions for which he was found guilty.

    “Prosecutors accused Trump of violating the gag order 10 times after Merchan imposed an order barring the ex-president from making public statements about potential witnesses, jurors, counsel, and others in the case that could interfere with the proceedings—with prosecutors claiming social media posts Trump made about potential witnesses and jurors in the case went against the order,” Forbes reported.

    “While violations of the gag order can be punishable by up to 30 days in prison under New York state law, prosecutors only asked Merchan to fine Trump $1,000 per violation for now—the maximum fine allowed under state law—though they also suggested the judge warn future violations could be met with imprisonment,” the outlet added.

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