Prosecutors accuse Trump of violating gag order 7 more times, amounting to $10,000 fine

Prosecutors with DA Alvin Bragg's office accused former President Trump of violating the gag order in his hush money payment trial an additional seven times on Thursday.

Prosecutors had accused Trump of violating the order three times earlier this week and have requested a $1,000 fine for each violation. Together with Thursday's additional accusations, Trump would be liable for $10,000.

Bragg's team cited Trump's social media posts and other statements in their argument. Trump's team argued none of the instances constitute a "willful violation" of the order.

Judge Juan Merchan has scheduled a hearing to decide whether Trump violated the gage order for April 24.

Merchan imposed the order on April 1. It prevents Trump from making public comments about witnesses in the case, as well as certain court officials and their families.

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