Michael Cohen was spotted enjoying a lunch out with his wife Laura Shusterman just hours after a New York judge ruled the Trump Organization would not have to pay him millions of dollars in legal bills.
Trump’s former fixer and attorney and his wife were seen stopping off for a bite to eat in the Upper East Side.
He cut a casual figure in jeans and a light jacket as he walked around New York with shopping bags in hand.
Only hours earlier, Cohen had seen his attempt to sue the Trump Organization rejected after claiming their failed to make good on a promise to pay legal costs resulting from his work.
Michael Cohen and his wife Laura Shusterman are spotted enjoying a lunch together in New York just hours after a judge ruled the Trump Organization would not have to pay him millions of dollars in legal bills
He cut a casual figure in jeans and a light jacket as he walked around New York with shopping bags in hand
The judge said Cohen failed to prove the bills he incurred amid a criminal investigation and other lawsuits related to conduct done in his capacity as an employee of the Trump Organization.
The alleged missed reimbursements included $1.9 million for legal fees and costs, plus another $1.9 million related to Cohen’s criminal case, according to Cohen’s 2019 complaint.
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Cohen’s legal fees arise out of his (sometimes unlawful) service to Mr. Trump personally, to Mr. Trump’s campaign, and to the Trump Foundation, austin cbd gummies but not out of his service to the business of the Trump Organization,’ the judge said in the filing.
The Trump Organization was the only defendant in Cohen’s lawsuit.
Cohen had sued the Trump Organization over alleged unpaid legal fees, but the ruling judge denied the claim, saying Cohen had not proved the bills he incurred related to conduct carried out as an employee of the company
In a statement on Twitter, Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis described the decision as ‘unfair’.
Cohen, a longtime employee of the firm and Trump’s, became a critic of the former president and testified that Trump had directed him to break the law.
In 2018, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Trump’s 2016 election campaign and lying to Congress about a Trump project in Russia.