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Former President Trump could face the longest sentence in presidential history—the story everyone’s talking about

The unsealed indictment against former President Donald Trump reveals possible sentences amounting to 400 years in prison and a fine totaling $9,250,000 for 37 offenses, including violations of federal laws. Throughout this unfolding narrative, Trump remains steadfast, adamantly asserting his innocence and vowing to protect his honor.

The 49-page indictment outlines the serious charges leveled against the ex-president, suggesting he could face numerous years in prison and be liable for millions in fines for his purported mishandling of classified information.

Special Counsel Jack Smith has formally charged Trump, now 76 years old, with 37 separate offenses spanning seven different federal laws.

The potential penalties are extensive. If the judge assigns the maximum sentence for each offense and dictates that the sentences be served sequentially, Trump could face up to 400 years in prison and a fine of $9,250,000.

The indictment provides a detailed list of the charges and associated penalties. It will be the prosecution’s task to convince a jury of Trump’s guilt in each of these matters.

For every count of willfully retaining national security information, the potential sentence is a maximum of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. The law stipulates that the information can be unlawfully retained even if it is not classified.

The charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice, suppressing a document or record, knowingly concealing a document or record, and hiding a document in a federal investigation each carry a potential maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

On the charge of conspiracy to conceal, Trump could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. Likewise, the charge of false statements and representations carries a potential penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

The indictment does not include, according to Smith, any potential punishments such as “restitution, special assessments, parole terms, or forfeitures that may be applicable.”

The former president has consistently and firmly denied any wrongdoing in the face of all the accusations leveled against him. Throughout this ongoing controversy, he continues to assert his innocence, refusing to waver in his defense. Despite the formidable list of charges, he maintains his innocence and pledges to robustly defend his reputation.


Alfred Duncan

Alfred Duncan is a senior editor at The South Florida Daily, where he oversees our coverage of politics, misinformation, health and economics. Alfred is a former reporter and editor for BuzzFeed News, National Geographic and USA Today.

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