(CNN) — Donald Trump’s criminal New York hush money trial begins Monday, more than a year after the former president was indicted in the case.

The trial, which will begin with jury selection, is expected to feature several high-profile witnesses, including those who were in Trump’s inner circle around the 2016 election, sources have told CNN.

Here are the notable people in this case.

Donald Trump

The former president has been accused of taking part in an illegal conspiracy to undermine the integrity of the 2016 election and an unlawful plan to suppress negative information, which included a hush-money payment made to an adult film star to hide an affair. Trump has denied the affair.

Prosecutors allege that Trump allegedly disguised the transaction as a legal payment and falsified business records numerous times to “promote his candidacy.”

Trump faces 34 counts of falsifying business records. He has pleaded not guilty.

Stormy Daniels

Adult-film star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, received a $130,000 payment just days before the 2016 presidential election.

She shared in a documentary released last month that she accepted the payment to keep her one-night stand with Trump in 2006 from becoming public to protect her husband and daughter.

Trump’s attorneys subsequently used the release of the documentary to try to bar Daniels from testifying and argued that it should be grounds to dismiss the indictment or delay the trial — both unsuccessful challenges, though the judge did delay the trial on separate grounds.

Michael Cohen

The $130,000 payment to Daniels was made by Cohen, then Trump’s personal attorney, who landed in federal prison over that transaction for breaking campaign finance laws. Cohen, now a critical witness, has said that Trump directed him to make the payment to Daniels.

Trump and his legal team attempted to bar Cohen from testifying, arguing that he’s committed perjury more than once in other cases, but the request was denied last month.

David Pecker

As the then-chairman of American Media Inc., which publishes the National Inquirer, David Pecker was involved in numerous “catch and kill” schemes he orchestrated on behalf of Trump and allegedly helped broker the deal with Daniels.

According to court documents, an agent for Daniels contacted AMI in October 2016 and said that she was willing to go public with her allegations of an affair with Trump. Pecker then allegedly contacted Cohen, who subsequently negotiated the deal, per court filings from Cohen’s plea agreement.

In a separate incident, AMI agreed to pay model and actress Karen McDougal $150,000 months before the 2016 election for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump. While this payment is not part of the charges against Trump, prosecutors are expected to use it to establish a pattern of such payments.

Pecker has been granted immunity in exchange for his testimony and AMI signed a non-prosecution agreement with prosecutors.

Hope Hicks

The day after the release of an “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump can be heard making vulgar comments about his treatment of women, Hope Hicks, who then served as Trump’s campaign press secretary, called Cohen, according to court documents, to suppress additional allegations of a sexual nature from becoming public.

From there, Cohen, acting as a middleman, was involved in at least 10 telephone calls that day, some involving Trump and Hicks and others involving Pecker and another AMI executive.

CNN has previously reported that Hicks is expected to be called to testify, according to a source familiar with the case.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg

As the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg led the investigation into the former president’s involvement in the hush money payment — a yearslong probe he inherited from his predecessor, who began the investigation when Trump was still in the White House.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Bragg since the charges were brought, attempting to cast the investigation as politically motivated.

Judge Juan Merchan

New York Supreme Court Judge Juan Merchan, who is known for maintaining control of his courtroom even when his cases draw considerable attention, will preside over this case.

He has previously been involved in other cases related to Trump and his allies, including the Trump Organization tax fraud trial, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s criminal fraud case and the sentencing of Trump’s longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg.

Trump has made two requests for Merchan to be rescued from the case, while leveling attacks against the judge and his daughter over her political work for Democratic politicians. Merchan rejected the first motion last year. A separate emergency relief request by Trump to stop the trial so he could appeal a lower court’s ruling on presidential immunity and have the judge recused from the case was rejected last week.

Merchan has also imposed a gag order on the former president, barring him from making statements about attorneys, court staff, or the family members of prosecutors, lawyers, members of the court or the Manhattan district attorney.

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