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Michael Cohen pleads guilty to campaign finance violations, tax and bank fraud
Updated: Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and so-called fixer for President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations and bank and tax fraud after surrendering to the FBI on Tuesday.
Michael Cohen reportedly being investigated over more than $20M in loans to his taxi business

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are considering filing criminal charges by the end of August against Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump.

Investigators are reportedly examining whether…

Jurors in Paul Manafort trial ask for new definition of reasonable doubt

Judge T.S. Ellis III told jurors that reasonable doubt is a doubt based on reason, and the government is not required to prove guilt beyond “all possible doubt.”

Former Trump lawyer Cohen reportedly being investigated for possible tax fraud

The investigation of Michael Cohen, a former lawyer for President Donald Trump, reportedly includes a probe of possible tax fraud.

According to the Wall Street Journal, federal authorities are…

Manafort trial to begin; prosecutors have identified 500 potential exhibits and 35 witnesses
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, goes on trial Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges of tax evasion, bank fraud and failure to report foreign bank accounts. The charges were brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Cuomo administration offers state attorney general a criminal referral in Trump Foundation probe
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's adminstration is willing to provide a referral to the state attorney general to pursue criminal charges against the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
Suit claims cap on deduction for state and local taxes violates equal state sovereignty
Four states filed a lawsuit Tuesday that contends the $10,000 cap on federal tax deductions for state and local taxes is unprecedented and unconstitutional.
Supreme Court clears way for states to collect sales tax from internet retailers
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that states may collect sales tax from internet retailers. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the court's three most conservative justices. The case is South Dakota v. Wayfair.
Justice Department tells court it won’t defend parts of the health law on pre-existing conditions
The U.S. Justice Department has told a Texas federal court that it won’t defend provisions in the Affordable Care Act that ban insurers from refusing to cover people with pre-existing conditions and from charging them more money.
Business partner of Michael Cohen reportedly agrees to cooperate with prosecutors
A business partner of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has reportedly agreed to cooperate with the government.
Association for Honest Attorneys loses its tax-exempt status after founder can’t find a lawyer
The Association for Honest Attorneys hasn’t had any lawyer members since its founding in 2003. No lawyers are on its “nice list.” And no lawyer could be found to represent the group in a recent tax case, according to the group’s founder.
Special counsel is reportedly probing donation to Trump’s foundation by Ukrainian businessman

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a $150,000 donation to President Trump’s foundation by a Ukrainian businessman in exchange for a 20-minute video-link talk by Trump.

Trump’s personal lawyer,…

The high court weighs whether internet retailers must collect state sales taxes
In South Dakota v. Wayfair, set for argument today before the U.S. Supreme Court, justices will consider whether to overrule its 1992 decision in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota and uphold a law that requires most out-of-state internet retailers to collect sales tax.
New tax law affects alimony, could spur divorce surge
Some experts are predicting a surge in divorces this year as spouses paying alimony seek to take advantage of the deduction before it is eliminated.
Tax issues reportedly slow merger talks between Bryan Cave and UK law firm

Tax issues have reportedly held up merger talks between Bryan Cave and U.K. law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner.

The firms are discussing full financial integration rather than a merger using…

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