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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 'strikes plea deal'

August 21, 2018 4:05 pm

US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has reportedly entered into a plea deal with federal prosecutors in New York.

Mr Cohen is tipped to plead guilty to felony charges including tax fraud and campaign finance violations.

He had previously admitted to arranging hush money for a woman who claimed she had an affair with Mr Trump, a possible election funding violation.

Mr Cohen is expected to appear in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday.

He reportedly surrendered himself to the FBI in New York and is now in the custody of authorities. The charges against him could carry prison time.

Is he co-operating against Mr Trump?
Mr Cohen worked at the Trump Organization for more than a decade and continued to serve as Mr Trump’s personal lawyer after the 2016 election.

His potential co-operation with investigators has been rumoured for weeks.

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