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Trump to be charged over hush money payments

Former US President Donald Trump will be charged over hush money payments made to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential election.

The details of the case against him have not yet been released.

A grand jury has voted to indict Mr Trump after investigating a 130 thousand dollar pay-out to Stormy Daniels in an attempt to buy her silence over an alleged affair.

Mr Trump who is 76 years old denies wrongdoing.

He is the first serving or former US president to face a criminal charge.

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has been pursuing the investigation, confirmed that it had contacted Mr Trump's attorney to "co-ordinate his surrender" on unspecified charges.

The ex-president lives in Florida and is expected to travel to New York City for his formal arrest and first hearing in court.

Two sources familiar with the matter told CBS News that Mr Trump is expected to fly to New York on Monday and be arraigned in court on Tuesday.

The charges in the indictment will be read to him at the hearing, set to last about 10 to 15 minutes.