Trump is being indicted in a New York court. The charges against the former president remain classified and won't be announced until the opening court hearing on Tuesday, when Trump is expected to appear in court.
There are supposed to be several criminal suspicions, including at least one felony that could result in a prison sentence, two anonymous sources familiar with the indictment told the AP news agency.
Accounting may be incorrect
The investigation has centered on the fact that former actor Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, was paid $2016,130 ahead of Trump's 000 election campaign for not telling her that she and Trump had a relationship.
The payout itself is not illegal, but according to the sources, prosecutors are targeting the accounting of the payout.
Don't need handcuffs
Trump's formal handover to the judiciary comes after negotiations between his lawyers, the judiciary and security authorities in the United States.
The presidential candidate will be forced to go through formal procedures such as when a police photo, known as a mug shot, is to be taken. But he doesn't have to wear handcuffs, his lawyers say. He will also have the Secret Service by his side and will almost certainly be released the same day.
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It is the first time in U.S. history that a former president has been charged with a crime. SVT's foreign affairs reporter Stefan Åsberg on what lies ahead now. Photo: TT/SVT