Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, could be facing trial in the Mar-a-Lago case, a situation that could see the Department of Justice (DOJ) try to have him incarcerated if he is convicted of any criminal offence.
The Mar-a-Lago case refers to a federal investigation into potential criminal wrongdoing at the Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The investigation is examining allegations that the former President and his associates used the club to funnel foreign money into his political campaigns.
The DOJ has already indicted two of Trump’s associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, for campaign finance violations linked to the Mar-a-Lago case. The DOJ has also looked into the possibility that Trump himself was involved in the alleged scheme.
If convicted in the Mar-a-Lago case, Trump could potentially face incarceration as a result of his previous history of legal issues. Prior to becoming President, Trump was indicted on multiple occasions, including for fraud and tax evasion.
The DOJ has shown no hesitation in going after Trump and his inner circle. In 2018, Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison for campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress, which he had admitted to at Cohen’s own sentencing.
Furthermore, the DOJ also recently undertook a significant trial involving Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Manafort was ultimately convicted of multiple charges, including bank fraud and tax evasion, and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Given the DOJ’s history of taking on high-profile cases and their apparent willingness to prosecute Trump associates, it seems likely that the DOJ would pursue incarceration for the former President if he is convicted in the Mar-a-Lago case.
In conclusion, the Mar-a-Lago case is another significant legal challenge for Donald Trump, and even if he somehow avoids conviction through a legal technicality, it is clear that his past legal issues mean that he will continue to face scrutiny from law enforcement authorities going forward.