Trump’s Ex Lawyer Michael Cohen Sues Trump Org. For Unpaid Legal Fees Over $4M

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President Donald Trump’s former fixer/longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Trump Organization, claiming his former company has failed to pay “fees and costs” related in part to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

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Cohen argues in New York state Supreme Court that the Trump Organization, where Cohen worked for roughly a decade as an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, had a “contractual agreement” to compensate Cohen and “to pay attorneys’ fees and costs” incurred through his work “with and on behalf of” company officials.

That work involves Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling and possible Trump-campaign collusion, as well as “multiple congressional hearings,” the filing says.

Cohen now says he has “incurred millions of dollars in unreimbursed attorneys’ fees and costs” which continue to pile up.

He claims that the Trump Organization owes him $1.9 million in unpaid legal fees and costs. On top of that, Cohen says he is owed an additional $1.9 million that he has been ordered to forfeit “as part of his criminal sentence arising from conduct undertaken” at the behest of the Trump Organization.

 

Cohen is scheduled to report to federal prison in May for a three-year sentence based on charges lodged by Mueller’s team and federal prosecutors in New York. Once a staunch loyalist of Trump’s, Cohen broke with his former boss after FBI agents raided Cohen’s properties in April 2018.

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He pleaded guilty last year to tax evasion and campaign-finance violations related to hush-money payments made to two women who claim they had affairs with Trump years before he ran for president, as well as lying to Congress about details surrounding an aborted Trump Tower Moscow project.

 

Cohen testified before multiple congressional committees in public and private hearings at least four times in late February and early March. He accused Trump of committing potentially criminal activity since becoming president.

 

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