Cohen Sues Trump Organization, Saying He Was Denied $1.9 Million in Legal Fees After Cooperating Wit


Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney of U.S. President Donald Trump, departs the U.S. Capitol after testifying before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 28, 2019.

Joshua Roberts | Reuters

Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer and one-time fixer for President Trump, filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the Trump Organization of breaking a contract and refusing to pay about $1.9 million in legal fees after Mr. Cohen began cooperating with federal prosecutors.

The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, said that the Trump Organization had agreed to pay Mr. Cohen attorney’s fees or related costs connected to his work with the Trump Organization but had failed to live up to that promise.

Mr. Cohen is also seeking reimbursement for an additional $1.9 million he was ordered to pay in fines, forfeitures and restitution after he pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws, tax evasion and lying to Congress, the lawsuit said.

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