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Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Cohen Pleads Guilty To Eight Counts, Including Two Campaign-Finance Law Violations

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Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Cohen Pleads Guilty To Eight Counts, Including Two Campaign-Finance Law Violations




President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign-finance law violations on Tuesday afternoon.

Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making a false statement to a financial institution and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution on Oct. 27, 2016. That is the same date Cohen finalized a $130,000 payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels as part of a non-disclosure “hush money” agreement over an alleged affair with Trump.

Cohen said in court his campaign finance violations were payments made “in coordination with and at the direction of” a candidate.





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