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Cohen case highlights Hannity's vast property holdings

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Public records show Fox News host Sean Hannity's connections to a group of shell companies that spent $90 million over the past decade to purchase more than 870 properties across the United States, according to a report by The Guardian.

Why it matters: Some of the property purchases were financed utilizing mortgage assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development — and Hannity was a vocal supporter of Ben Carson to head the agency without disclosing that connection. These revelations surrounding Hannity's property holdings highlight the ethical issues between his journalistic work and his personal entanglements with the Trump administration.