Meet The Latin American Immigrant Who Is Trump’s Judge In Hush Money Case

  • The New York State Supreme Court justice slated to preside over Tuesday’s arraignment of former President Donald J. Trump is, Juan Merchan, a Colombian American whose family emigrated to the United States at the young age of six.
  • The New York lawyer turned judge grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens as the youngest of six children. His father had previously served as a military officer in Colombia.
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