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Trump has been arrested The arraignment of former President Donald Trump took place today, with the office of New York City Mayor Eric Adams confirming that there were no credible threats ahead of the event. The NYPD was prepared to respond to any situation, but Mayor Adams urged people to control themselves and not cause disruptions.
Acting New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan presided over Trump’s arraignment, which is perhaps his most high-profile case to date. Merchan has been described as a tough but fair judge who is well-prepared and does not tolerate disruptions or delays.
Merchan has sentenced Trump’s close confident Allen Weisselberg to prison, presided over the Trump Organization tax fraud trial, and overseen former adviser Steve Bannon’s criminal fraud case. He has been credited with creating the Manhattan Mental Health Court, where he has earned a reputation for compassionate rulings that give defendants second chances.
However, some observers have noted that Merchan often sides with prosecutors in cases. According to Earl Ward, who is a trial attorney and the chair of the public defender nonprofit The Bronx Defenders, he has observed Judge Merchan preside over cases in the Mental Health Court. often sided with prosecutors.
Merchan was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and grew up in Queens, New York. He was the first in his family to attend college and has had a long legal career that includes working as an assistant district attorney and serving as an acting New York Supreme Court Judge.
Despite Trump fanning the flames on social media with his views on Merchan and his indictment, attorneys who have appeared before him told Devquire Times that the judge does not stand for disruptions or delays. Nicholas Gravante, the attorney who represented Weisselberg in his plea, said that Judge Merchan was always well-prepared, accessible, and a man of his word.
During Weisselberg’s sentencing, Merchan showed some of his tough side, telling the former Trump associate that if he had not already promised him a five-month sentence, he would have handed him a “much greater” sentence after having listened to evidence at trial.
Overall, Merchan’s long legal career and reputation for tough but fair rulings make him a well-respected judge, with many confident in his ability to handle high-profile cases like Trump’s arraignment . This News Break From CNN‘s Kaitlan Collins and Kristen Holmes Trump Arrested News