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Michael Avenatti charged with extortion and wire, bank fraud

U.S. prosecutors have charged President Donald Trump critic and attorney Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

FBI tracked Michael Cohen’s phones with controversial device

Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish.


Michael Cohen sought Trump pardon, attorney says

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, “directed his attorney” to explore a potential presidential pardon last year, his current attorney said Thursday, appearing to contradict his client’s testimony …


Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb calls Mueller an ‘American hero’ and ‘class act’

Former White House lawyer Ty Cobb said in a new podcast that he considers special counsel Robert Mueller to be “an American hero” and “a class act” and does not …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Cohen says he will tell ‘my story’ in public hearing

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said Tuesday that the American people can decide “exactly who is telling the truth” when he testifies Wednesday to the House Oversight …


Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. charged in unrelated case

A Russian lawyer who became a focal point of the investigation into whether there was collusion between Russians and President Donald Trump’s election campaign was charged with obstruction of justice …


Police block Chinese court where rights lawyer to be tried

Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from approaching the municipal court in Tianjin city where lawyer Wang Quanzhang was to be tried.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

‘Dirty deeds’: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s one-time fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss’ alleged …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Trump’s ex-lawyer admits lies about Russian real estate deal

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, confessed in a surprise guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about a Moscow real estate deal he pursued on Trump’s behalf …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5 p.m.

Defense lawyer in Pakistan blasphemy case flees country

The lawyer for a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country, fearing for his safety, her brother said …


GOP lawyer caught in crossfire on Kavanaugh, Russia probe

Bill Burck is a Republican insider being pushed into the limelight by two of the biggest political dramas in Washington: the Russia investigation of Robert Mueller and the Supreme Court …


Cohen’s lawyer walks back claim Trump knew of Russia meeting

Another day, another twist in what Michael Cohen may – or may not – know about Donald Trump, Russian dirt and the 2016 election.


Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels’ lawyer owes unpaid taxes

The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made “misrepresentations” in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 2:19 p.m.

Alleged recording of lawyer in Mill case given to newspaper

A lawyer representing the Philadelphia judge overseeing rapper Meek Mill’s case has been recorded saying the judge was wrong not to grant a new trial.


Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says his family, not the president, claim his first loyalty

President’s Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen signaled in a new interview a willingness to cooperate with federal prosecutors, even if doing so undercuts the interests of the president.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 6:07 p.m.

Former convict sworn in as lawyer in Washington state

One of Washington state’s newest attorneys is a former convict.


Michael Cohen hunts for new lawyers in FBI probe

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is searching for a new legal team to represent him in an FBI investigation of his business dealings.


Attorney in bikini baristas lawsuit wants out of case

An attorney representing a group of bikini baristas and a coffee chain owner in a lawsuit challenging the city of Everett over its dress code ordinances is seeking to leave …


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Lawyer fights for Harvey Weinstein, in court and out

A powerful public figure is accused of sexual assault in a Manhattan hotel room. There’s media frenzy. Enter go-to defense attorney Ben Brafman.


UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 10:18 a.m.

Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a process to separate items subject …


Trump’s new lawyer is top candidate for White House counsel

President Donald Trump’s new attorney, Emmet Flood, a veteran of the Clinton impeachment battles, is the leading candidate to replace the White House’s top lawyer, several people familiar with the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Trump hires lawyer who represented Clinton in impeachment

President Donald Trump on Wednesday hired a veteran attorney who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment process as the White House shifted to a more aggressive approach to the Russia …


Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn’t contacted her

A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father’s 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Trump lawyer forced to reveal another client: Sean Hannity

The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York on Monday where a U.S. judge is hearing more arguments about President Donald Trump’s extraordinary …


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Attorney: Federal agents seize documents from Trump lawyer

Federal agents carrying court-authorized search warrants have seized documents from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:23 a.m.

Before Stormy Daniels, her attorney faced allegations of dubious business dealings at Tully’s Coffee

He’s become famous as the brash lawyer for the porn star who purportedly bedded the future president, but before Michael Avenatti accused Donald Trump and his attorney of a payoff …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Trump expresses confidence in EPA chief as questions linger

White House officials sounded increasingly doubtful Thursday about the future of embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, even as President Donald Trump appeared to throw him a public lifeline.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Craig Swapp, the personal injury attorney known for his ‘One call, that’s all’ ads, roasted on Reddit

Whether it’s on TV or plastered across one of Spokane’s many billboards, attorney Craig Swapp is there. In a suit, and smiling – his teeth pearly white. Sometimes he asks …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 4 p.m.

Stormy Daniels seeking Trump’s answers under oath

Cranking up pressure on the president, porn actress Stormy Daniels wants Donald Trump to answer her attorney’s questions under oath about a pre-election payment aimed at keeping her quiet about …