(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump’s first criminal trial will shine a light on what prosecutors say was a coordinated effort by the former president to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to spike salacious tabloid stories about his alleged affairs with women before the 2016 election.

The hush money wasn’t the issue. Instead, Trump repeatedly falsified business records by disguising the payments as legal expenses, according to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Bragg elevated the charges to felonies by alleging that Trump’s falsified records amounted to campaign finance violations. 

The indictment includes actions by Trump, his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg and then-American Media Inc. Chief Executive Officer David Pecker, publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid.

Jury selection was set to kick off on Monday.

Here’s what happened: 


--With assistance from Wendy Benjaminson and Gregory Korte.

(Updates to include start of jury selection in paragraph 4. An earlier version of the story corrected the name in the September 2018 bullet point in chart.)

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