Archive Record #38111

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Submitted: Nov 28, 2018 @ 10:53:24 by the TrumpArchive.com system
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Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, pleads guilty to five counts of tax evasion, two counts of campaign finance violations, and one count of bank fraud. The campaign finance violations relate to Cohen's arrangement of payments in 2016 with American Media, Inc. to purchase the exclusiv...


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Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, pleads guilty to five counts of tax evasion, two counts of campaign finance violations, and one count of bank fraud. The campaign finance violations relate to Cohen's arrangement of payments in 2016 with American Media, Inc. to purchase the exclusive rights to the stories of Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels, regarding their affairs with then-candidate Trump; these are regarded as "in-kind contributions" to Trump's campaign, and exceeded the maximum amount allowable by U.S. campaign finance law. In the court proceedings, Cohen makes a prepared statement on the charges, describing the counts in his own words; Cohen implicates Trump on the two counts of campaign finance violations, saying under oath, and under penalty of perjury, that he made the illegal campaign contributions "in coordination with, and at the direction of, a candidate for federal office [Trump]". Trump denies that he directed Cohen to make the payments.

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  • Michael Cohen -- Cohen was a vice-president of The Trump Organization and a former counsel to Trump. He previously served as co-president of Trump Entertainment and was a board member of the Eric Trump Foundation, a c...
  • Hush Money Paid to Karen McDougal -- Mr. Trump asked Mr. Pecker to quash the story of a former Playboy model who said they’d had an affair. Mr. Pecker’s company soon paid $150,000 to the model, Karen McDougal, to keep her from speaking p...

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