New York prosecutors are investigating whether the Trump Organization fabricated business records and broke state law , Trump’s longtime former lawyer, last month as he serves a three-year prison sentence.
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.
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 ,
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 publisher of the National Enquirer paid McDougal $150,000 for her story about her alleged affair with Trump, but the tabloid never published the story ,
Michael Cohen, Trump’s former longtime lawyer, admitted to facilitating both payments but said he did so at Trump’s direction. In addition to implicating the president in the scheme, Cohen provided documentary evidence to investigators and lawmakers showing Trump .
And other senior executives were aware of the payments. Cohen also testified to Congress earlier this year that Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief bookkeeper,
Witnessed Trump’s direct involvement in the illegal hush-money payment to Clifford. Cohen said he and Weisselberg were both in Trump’s office when Trump “directed us to go back to Weisselberg‘s office and figure this [the $130,000 payment to Daniels] all out.”
The president was not ultimately charged, and it’s unclear if he wasn’t charged because of a lack of evidence, or because Justice Department guidelines that say a sitting president cannot be indicted. Cohen is currently serving a three-year federal prison sentence,