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Former Trump lawyer gets three-year sentence

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/12/18, 12:33 pm

A U.S. district judge in New York on Wednesday sentenced Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, to three years in prison on criminal charges brought by federal prosecutors and special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen pleaded guilty in August to charges of campaign finance violations and tax evasion. In November, he pleaded guilty to a charge brought by Mueller’s office that he lied to Congress about Trump’s past business dealings.

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Porn actress ordered to pay Trump’s legal fees

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/12/18, 11:10 am

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday ordered pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford, who goes by the name Stormy Daniels, to pay President Donald Trump nearly $300,000 in legal fees for a defamation suit she brought against him earlier this year. Clifford claims that in 2006 she had a brief affair with Trump and that days before the 2016 presidential election she signed a nondisclosure agreement with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen. In an earlier lawsuit, which is still pending, she challenged the nondisclosure agreement.

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Accused Russian agent to cooperate with U.S.

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/11/18, 10:36 am

A woman accused of working as a Russian spy in the United States wants to change her plea of “not guilty” and likely will cooperate with prosecutors, court filings indicated Monday. Federal prosecutors accuse Maria Butina, 30, of cozying up to National Rifle Association leaders and the U.S. politicians they supported in an attempt to establish a back channel for cooperation between the Kremlin and Republicans in Washington, D.C.

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