Trump’s ex-lawyer ‘in talks to strike plea deal in fraud case’

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Trump’s ex-lawyer ‘in talks to strike plea deal in fraud case’

Prosecutors had been investigating Mr Cohen for possible fraud related to his businesses for months.


Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump (Richard Drew/AP)
Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump (Richard Drew/AP)

Lawyers for Michael Cohen – Donald Trump’s former personal attorney who is being investigated for financial fraud – are in negotiations with prosecutors that could result in a plea deal, according to reports.

The lawyer could plead guilty in Manhattan federal court as early as Tuesday afternoon, if a deal is struck requiring co-operation with the government, according to the Associated Press.

Mr Cohen was President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer until weeks ago. He was seen going into his lawyers’ offices early on Tuesday.

Prosecutors had been investigating Mr Cohen for possible fraud related to his businesses for months.

The FBI raided his hotel room, home and office on April 9, seizing more than four million items.

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