Campaign finance improprieties

FILE - In this March 6, 2019 photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer departs the Capitol in Washington. Prosecutors aren’t quite finished investigating campaign finance violations by Cohen. A federal judge in New York agreed Tuesday, May 21 to keep search warrant materials related to the investigation under seal until at least mid-July after prosecutors submitted a letter explaining that the probe is still ongoing. Cohen is serving a three-year prison sentence after admitting paying off two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 22, 2019 - 8:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was Michael Cohen's numerous contacts with a Russia-linked company and a sudden flow of foreign money into a bank account he controlled that led federal investigators to look into whether the money might be part of a plan to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, according to court...
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FILE - In this April 12, 1997, file photo, Prakazrel "Pras" Michel, part of the group the Fugees, sings on stage during a concert in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A lawyer for one of the founding members of the 1990s hip hop group the Fugees says his client is facing charges related to 2012 campaign contributions. Defense lawyer Barry Pollack said Friday, May 10, 2019, that Michel is innocent and looks forward to having the case heard by a jury.(AP Photo/Daniel Morel, File)
May 10, 2019 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 election. The Justice Department announced the charges Friday against Prakazrel "Pras" Michel (pruh-KAZ'-rehl "prahs" mee-SHEHL'). A...
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Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. Cohen will begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump's behalf. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
May 06, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen took a last swipe at President Donald Trump while reporting to federal prison Monday to start a three-year sentence for crimes including tax evasion and campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made to protect his former boss. Cohen, who turned on...
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April 23, 2019 - 5:07 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The campaign for North Carolina's lieutenant governor has acknowledged it failed to report an in-kind donation from an entrepreneur indicted on bribery and other charges. The News & Observer of Raleigh published a Facebook photo showing Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who plans to run...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, an issue of the National Enquirer featuring President Donald Trump on its cover is displayed on a newsstand in a store in New York. The tabloid's owner, American Media announced Thursday, April 18, 2019, that it is selling the supermarket weekly to James Cohen, the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 18, 2019 - 8:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said Thursday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen walks out of federal court in New York. A year ago Tuesday, April 9, 2019, FBI agents raided Cohen’s home and office and some pundits declared it the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s presidency. And yet, there are mounting indications that Cohen’s usefulness to federal prosecutors is drying up. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
April 08, 2019 - 5:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mounting indications suggest Michael Cohen's usefulness to federal prosecutors is drying up. With President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer looking at three years in prison, several prosecutors assigned to Cohen's campaign-finance violation case in New York have moved on to...
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In this March 20, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House in Washington. The end of the special counsel’s investigation sparked fresh speculation that Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It’s also spawned a don’t-go-there chorus from a number of Trump’s closest advisers and GOP allies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 28, 2019 - 7:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The end of the special counsel's investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It's also spawned a don't-go-there chorus from some of Trump's closest advisers and GOP allies. They're warning that pardons could...
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Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Saturday morning, March 23, 2019. Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
March 23, 2019 - 1:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr spent Saturday reviewing the special counsel's confidential report on the Trump-Russia investigation, but Barr's "principal conclusions" summary for Congress was not coming for at least another day. No summary for Judiciary Committee leaders — or the...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Washington. Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation, ending a probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency with no new charges but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 22, 2019 - 9:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges Friday, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of political battles over the still-confidential findings. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen leaves Federal court, in New York. Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a year before agents raided his home and office. A search warrant released Tuesday, March 19, 2019 shows the federal inquiry into Cohen had been going on since July 2017, far longer than had previously been known. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
March 19, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for fraud in his personal business dealings and for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent at least nine months before FBI agents in New York raided his home and...
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