Federal prosecutors with the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York are investigating whether President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, engaged in illegal lobbying.
The new front in the Cohen probe focuses on the payments he accepted from companies such as AT&T and Novartis after Trump’s 2016 victory.
Cohen did not register as a lobbyist.
Federal prosecutors with the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York are investigating whether President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, engaged in illegal lobbying as part of the wide-ranging criminal probe into the attorney, people familiar with the investigation told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
Prosecutors have contacted some of the companies that hired Cohen as a consultant after Trump’s 2016 electoral win, including AT&T and the pharmaceutical company Novartis. Those companies paid Cohen in excess of $1.8 million for his insights, and Cohen did not disclose those payments prior to their publication by Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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