- New York federal prosecutors are investigating whether Trump Organization executives violated campaign finance laws.
- Prosecutors began looking into the matter after Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer, pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, tax evasion, and bank fraud last month.
Prosecutors at the Manhattan US attorney’s office are probing whether people working at the Trump Organization broke campaign finance laws, Bloomberg reported.
Investigators are said to have expanded their inquiry after Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and the Trump Organization’s former lead counsel, pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations last month.
Cohen claimed that his campaign finance violations, related to a $130,000 payment made to the porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence — were made „at the direction of the candidate“ with „the purpose of influencing the election.“ Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, confirmed that candidate was Trump.
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Source: Business insider