wpbf 25

Donald Trump accused of revealing classified information to Australian businessman

PALM BEACH, Fla. —ABC News is reporting former President Donald Trump shared classified information about American submarines with another member at his Mar-a-Lago club on Palm Beach.

daily beast

First Plea Deal in Georgia RICO Case Is Not Good News for Trump

Perhaps most crucially for his 19 co-defendants, Scott Hall has agreed to testify truthfully in all other proceedings related to the case.

‘Bring their own biases’: FL lawyers predict difficulty ‘finding truly impartial jurors’ in Trump docs case

With ex-President Donald Trump’s classified documents trial taking place in a Florida courthouse, with a “jury pool from a conservative-leaning region” of the Sunshine State, the 2024 MAGA hopeful could have a higher chance of beating the case, KENS 5 News reports.

Florida jury pool could give Trump an advantage in classified documents case

MIAMI — The classified documents indictment of Donald Trump would seem, on paper at least, to be the most straightforward of the four criminal cases the former president is facing.

wpbf 25

Expert outlines next possible steps in former President Donald Trump’s criminal cases

As the four criminal cases against former President Donald Trump move forward, WPBF 25 News is hearing from a former Department of Justice criminal division senior trial attorney and current South Florida criminal defense attorney, Richard Serafini, about the next possible steps in those cases.

wpbf 25

Former federal prosecutor reacts to indictment of Hunter Biden

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, was indicted Thursday on three charges connected to a gun he bought in October 2018.

daily beast

Seven of Trump’s Co-Defendants Are Already Rolling the Dice

As Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ sprawling racketeering case surrendered to jail and negotiated bonds, at least eight of them also filed what became a flurry of legal motions, arguing for their cases to be delayed, moved, or expedited.

Manafort’s Judge, T.S. Ellis, Is a ‘Caesar’ in His Own Rome

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Judge T. S. Ellis III had dismissed the jury for the day, but he was not quite finished opining about what he saw as irrelevant and repetitive questioning of a witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort.

Ex-president’s assaults may expedite criminal trials

Former U.S. President and Republican candidate Donald Trump delivers a keynote speech at a Republican fundraising dinner in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 5, 2023.

cbs logo

Trump Facing 13 Counts in Georgia Indictment

Former Department of Justice prosecutor Richard Serafini talks about the charges former President Trump is facing in Georgia.

wpbf 25

Experts weigh in on possible fourth indictment of former President Trump

Former President Donald Trump could be indicted in the coming days in the 2020 Georgia election subversion investigation.

Trump’s Election Defense: Sway One Juror With ‘Reasonable Doubt’

Donald Trump’s indictment over his attempts to overturn the 2020 election is the biggest challenge yet for his squad of lawyers, who’ve been hitting the airwaves to preview defenses for what could eventually be the most consequential criminal trial in US history.

wpbf 25

Expert discusses protective order following former President Trump’s controversial social media post

Former Department of Justice Criminal Division senior trial attorney and criminal defense attorney Richard Serafini says the prosecutors could have taken additional steps after former President Donald’s Trump social media post

wpbf 25

Local legal experts break down latest Donald Trump arraignment

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. The arraignment of former President Donald Trump went off without any surprises Thursday afternoon.

cbs logo

Trump to appear in federal court Thursday

Former Department of Justice criminal division senior attorney Richard Serafini joined us in the studio to talk about former President Donald Trump’s recent indictment.

How strong is the case against Trump? Attorneys weigh in

(TND) — The United States is in uncharted waters with the newest criminal indictment of former President Donald Trump, who is charged by the federal government with four counts for his alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Feds seek hearing on potential lawyer conflicts in Trump documents case

Prosecutors in the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Wednesday to hold a hearing to determine whether the lawyer for former presidential aide Waltine Nauta has a conflict of interest.


Will Trump’s First Amendment Right Implode Jack Smith Jan. 6 Case?

The Justice Department’s second indictment against former President Donald Trump has raised questions about whether or not the charges related to his role in the January 6 Capitol riot infringe on his First Amendment rights.

wpbf 25

South Florida legal experts react to latest indictment of Donald Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.Hours after former President Donald Trump was indicted in a third separate case, two South Florida legal experts weighed in on the latest charges.

wpbf 25

Additional charges brought against former President Donald Trump

PALM BEACH, Fla. Former President Donald Trump was indicted Thursday night on three additional charges related to his alleged mishandling of classified documents.

Trump Jan. 6 case: Legal experts break down our FAQs

For the third time in as many months, former President Donald Trump is expected to be indicted on criminal charges.

wpbf 25

Expert weighs in on what to expect from Trump classified documents case hearing Tuesday

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. —Former Department of Justice Attorney and current South Florida defense attorney Richard Serafini says Tuesday’s hearing regarding the Trump classified documents will be textbook procedural. The main topic on the table will be how to handle the classified documents at the center of this case.

Judge Cannon about to take a more active role in Trump case: ‘The eyes of the world are on her’

Judge Aileen Cannon will take a more active role in the prosecution of Donald Trump starting this week, when she hears arguments for the first time on this case in her Florida courtroom.

Spotlight on judge in Trump documents case intensifies following controversial earlier ruling

A month after former President Donald Trump was charged with mishandling classified documents, the judge presiding over the case is set to take on a more visible role as she weighs competing requests on a trial date and hears arguments this week on a procedural, but potentially crucial, area of the law.

wpbf 25

Law enforcement will step up security at Donald Trump trial scheduled for Fort Pierce federal court

FORT PIERCE, Fla. —The classified documents trial of former President Donald Trump is tentatively set at the Alto Lee Adams, Sr. courthouse, the home base of district Judge Aileen Cannon, who has been assigned to preside.

Trump’s penchant for talking could pose problems as Mar-a-Lago criminal case moves ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal defendants are routinely advised to avoid commenting on pending charges against them. But Donald Trump, the former president and current White House hopeful, is no ordinary defendant.


Judge sets Aug. 14 date for start of Trump documents trial. Case to be heard in Fort Pierce.

A federal court judge on Tuesday morning set Aug. 14 as the start date for former President Donald Trump’s trial. The proceedings will take place at the federal courthouse in Fort Pierce.

Trump trial: Does move to Fort Pierce make jury ‘favorable’ to former president?

The federal court division in the Treasure Coast draws a juror pool of registered voters from Martin, Indian River, Highlands, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.

Trump Attys Seek Expedited Clearances In Secret Docs Case

Attorneys representing Donald Trump notified a Florida federal judge on Friday that they’ve applied to the U.S. Department of Justice to expedite the process of receiving security clearances necessary to handle the classified material the former president is alleged to have…

wpbf 25

‘Undeterred’: Donald Trump supporters unlikely to support a different candidate after indictment

Hours after the historic arraignment of Donald Trump on 37 felony charges, the former president raised $2 million at a campaign event in New Jersey, according to sources.

Fort Pierce Based Federal Judge Aileen Cannon Assigned to Hear the Documents Case Against Former President Trump

The Judge who has been appointed to hear the documents trial of former President Trump is Aileen Cannon who herself was appointed to the Federal bench by the former President. 

Divided nation poses challenges for a fair trial in Trump case

After Tuesday’s history-making federal arrest and arraignment of a former president, the slow burn of Donald Trump’s legal battle begins. With red-hot rhetoric and deeply held opinions on both sides of the indictment — can he now get a fair trial?


Trump indictment: What happens next?

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty in federal court in Miami on Tuesday to all charges stemming from a 37-count indictment in the Justice Department’s investigation into his handling of classified documents and alleged efforts to obstruct the probe.

Miami Courthouse Prepares To Receive Trump, Inside And Out

Miami officials announced Monday they’ve taken extra precautions to secure the federal court complex in the downtown area.

Donald Trump’s classified document debacle! Is the former president in deep trouble?

The Department of Justice has unsealed an indictment revealing 37 felony counts against Trump, including allegations of concealing documents.

Trump arraignment in Miami: Judge’s powers, courthouse security command spotlight

The selection of a judge appointed by former President Trump to oversee his criminal case triggered speculation, with many commenting that it is a boon for Trump and a setback for federal prosecutors.

wpbf 25

Trump in South Florida ahead of federal indictment hearing

Former president Donald Trump has arrived in Florida ahead of his arraignment, which is scheduled for Tuesday at 3 p.m.

wpbf 25

Former DOJ prosecutor says former President Trump’s arraignment was ‘ordinary’

Former President Donald Trump stood beside his lawyer Todd Blanche as he entered the plea. In the front row sat special counsel Jack Smith.

What’s Next in Trump’s Indictment: Can He Still Run? Will He Pardon Himself?

After Donald Trump on Thursday earned the less-than-honorable distinction of becoming the first-ever current or former U.S. president to be indicted on federal charges, one question hung conspicuously in the air: what now?


Trump’s first federal court appearance is in Miami, but trial could be held elsewhere in South Florida

Miami is getting all the attention, at least for now in the Donald Trump case because it’s where the former president is set to be arraigned next week.

wpbf 25

Former DOJ attorney weighs in on what 2nd grand jury in Miami could mean for former President Trump

In addition to the grand jury in Washington, this is the second grand jury panel assembled as a part of the justice department’s special counsel investigation into former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents. We spoke with Richard Serafini about what all of this could mean.

new york times

What’s Next in the Trump Documents Case? A Previous Indictment Offers Clues.

It is unclear what federal authorities will do when Mr. Trump surrenders on Teusday and all eyes will be on a Florida courthouse.

cbs logo

Criminal defense attorney Richard Serafini weighs in on Trump indictment

Richard Serafini says it appears the government has a very strong case against former President Donald Trump.

wpbf 25

Donald Trump placed under arrest in Miami, pleads not guilty to 37 federal counts

Former President Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to all 37 federal charges accusing him of illegally hoarding classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

cbs logo

Trump indictment timeline — What happens after arraignment?

Former President Donald Trump’s arraignment in court in Miami on Tuesday afternoon marks the beginning of the court proceedings on his federal indictment.

Full List of Grand Jury Charges Against George Santos

“This is news to me,” Santos said. Richard Serafini, a criminal defense attorney and former Department of Justice Criminal Division senior trial attorney, told Newsweek on Wednesday that Santos has been charged for what is “essentially a fraud scheme.”

Former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago as Grand Jury plans to reconvene on his charges Wednesday

Former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago as Grand Jury plans to reconvene on his charges Wednesday

FBI search warrant reveals agents seized top-secret documents in raid of Trump’s home

“This is really uncharted territory,” Richard Serafini, a criminal defense attorney and former Department of Justice trial lawyer, said in an interview.

Eleven sets of classified documents were among the materials seized in the raid, according to a receipt for property seized that was attached to the warrant. One group of files was marked “Various classified/TS/SCI documents,” which includes an abbreviation for top-secret/sensitive compartmented information.

Truth behind Mar-a-Lago raid will be revealed by release of the affidavit: Former DOJ trial attorney

Former Department of Justice trial attorney Richard Serafini provides insight into the controversial FBI raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on ‘Fox News Live.’

Executive privilege likely key battleground after special master approved in Trump case.

Executive privilege likely key bThe Justice Department could appeal the judge’s decision to grant the special master.

Richard Serafini, a former Justice Department prosecutor who’s now a criminal defense attorney in Florida, told The National Desk he expects the Justice Department to forgo an appeal of the special master decision and let the process play out.


Mr. Serafini handles a limited number of cases at any given time so that he may provide the personal service to each client.