Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization for almost $2M in unpaid legal fees

By – The Washington Times – Thursday, March 7, 2019

, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, filed a lawsuit Thursday against , saying it breached a contract by not paying his legal fees.

filed the suit in a state court in Manhattan, claiming the organization agreed to repay him for his legal fees, but stopped doing so in June 2018.

He alleges that ’s company owes him at least $1.9 million in attorney fees.

“ agreed to indemnify and to pay attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by in connection with various matters arising from ’s work with and on behalf of the Organization,” the lawsuit said. “These matters included multiple congressional hearings, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, and others.”

This lawsuit will most likely further divide and as the former attorney begins a three-year prison sentence in May. pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in 2017 and committing campaign finance violations while he was working for .

In his statement to the House Oversight and Reform Committee last week, said he was “ashamed” that he worked for and regretted “all the help and support I gave him along the way.”

also outlined several potentially damaging claims, including that Trump confidant Roger Stone told the president that WikiLeaks would release hacked emails from 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and that was aware of the Trump Tower meetings with Russian officials while he was campaigning. 

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