Former President Donald Trump will reportedly be arrested Tuesday on nearly three dozen felony counts but will receive special treatment from prosecutors.
Yahoo News Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff reported that Trump will be charged on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.
Trump will not be handcuffed, will not have his photo taken, and will not be placed in a jail cell, all of which are standard, even for white-collar for defendants, the report said.
The 34 felony counts that Trump is facing are Class E felonies, which are the lowest level felonies in the state and carry up to 4 years in prison per charge.
The report noted that New York law enforcement officials indicated that “no one gets jail time for that as a first offender.”
Immediately after the story was published Trump posted on social media that information in the indictment had been illegally leaked by Bragg.
“Wow! District Attorney Bragg just illegally LEAKED the various points, and complete information, on the pathetic Indictment against me. I know the reporter and so, unfortunately, does he. This means that he MUST BE IMMEDIATELY INDICTED,” Trump said. “Now, if he wants to really clean up his reputation, he will do the honorable thing and, as District Attorney, INDICT HIMSELF. He will go down in Judicial history, and his Trump Hating wife will be, I am sure, very proud of him!”
“D.A. BRAGG JUST ILLEGALLY LEAKED THE 33 points of Indictment,” Trump continued. “There are no changes or surprises from those he leaked days ago directly out of the Grand Jury. No Crime by Trump. What a MESS. Bragg should resign, NOW!”
Trump faces additional legal jeopardy in three other criminal investigations into him, including a federal investigation into his efforts to stay in power after the 2020 election, an investigation in Georgia related to alleged meddling in the 2020 election, and another federal investigation into his handling of U.S. government records after leaving office.