New York state prosecutors are investigating if the Trump Organization falsified business records in connection with two hush-money payments made to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump, CNN reported.
As part of the investigation, state prosecutors are said to have interviewed Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime former lawyer, last month as he serves a three-year prison sentence.
Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign-finance violations related to the payments. He directly implicated Trump as a co-conspirator in the scheme and has also accused other senior Trump Organization executives of being involved.
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New York state prosecutors are investigating whether the Trump Organization violated state law connected to hush-money payments made to two women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump, CNN reported.
The investigation is said to have begun after federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York formally closed their criminal probe into the payments in July. Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, pleaded guilty in the federal investigation to several counts of bank fraud, tax evasion, and campaign-finance violations.
The payments being investigated were made to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels (whose real name is Stephanie Clifford) and to …read more
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