Aug 21, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Michael Cohen exploring plea deal with federal prosecutors

Trump attorney Michael Cohen

Cohen in New York City in May. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is in talks with federal prosecutors to potentially negotiate a plea deal related to charges of "tax fraud and banking-related matters," reports NBC News.

Why it matters: The New York Times reported Sunday that Cohen is under investigation for more than $20 million in bank and tax fraud connected to his family taxi business. He is also being investigated for possible campaign finance violations for paying off women who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with Trump.

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