Trump Organization Not Obliged to Pay Michael Cohen's Legal Fees, Judge Rules

© AP Photo / Craig RuttleIn this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, leaves federal court after his sentencing in New York
In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, leaves federal court after his sentencing in New York - Sputnik International, 1920, 13.11.2021
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Michael Cohen, who was Donald Trump's personal attorney from 2006 to 2018, was frequently referred to as the former president's "fixer". However, the relations between the two were later ruined, with Cohen testifying against Trump and claiming the latter had ordered him to break the law.
A New York judge ruled Friday that the Trump organisation does not have to pay millions of dollars to the ex-president's former lawyer Michael Cohen.

“In a nutshell, Mr Cohen’s legal fees arise out of his (sometimes unlawful) service to Mr Trump personally, to Mr Trump’s campaign, and to the Trump Foundation, but not out of his service to the business of the Trump Organization”, the judge said.

Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, immediately blasted the decision as "unfair", and asked his Twitter followers to chip in on a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign for Trump's former lawyer.
In 2018, Cohen pled guilty to making unlawful hush-money payments to silence women making allegations of sexual affairs with Trump back at the time of his 2016 presidential campaign. He was then sentenced to three years in federal prison for bank fraud and breaching the rules of campaign financing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic erupting in 2020, Cohen was moved to serve the rest of his sentence at home over health concerns.
A protester holds a placard featuring US President Donald Trump behinid bars during the so-called Helsinki Calling march towards the Senate Square to defend the human rights, freedom of speech and democracy on July 15, 2018 - Sputnik International, 1920, 19.05.2021
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