'Taxi King' Of New York Pleads, Flips On Michael Cohen

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Michael Cohen distanced himself from former business partner Gene Friedman following the latter's cooperation with government prosecutors, Talking Points Memo reported.

Evgeny "Gene" Freidman, the disgraced "Taxi King" of NY, pled guilty to evading some $5,000,000.00 in taxes and, instead of facing a trial with the possibility of being sentenced to a century in prison, he will receive merely five months of probation.

Freidman pleaded guilty Tuesday to pocketing $5 million in passenger fees that were supposed to fund public transportation.

Cohen is under investigation by federal prosecutors, who last month conducted searches on his office and other locations.

According to the BBC, several sources in Ukraine said Mr Poroshenko, believing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was sure to win the presidency, had authorised the leak of a document published by the New York Times in August 2016. The person wasn't authorized to publicly discuss it and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

And this is bad news for Michael Cohen because, again, this is one of his business partners.

Freidman got five years of probation for pleading guilty Tuesday to a single count of evading $50,000 worth of taxes. Trump, whose spokesmen have denied such an affair, reimbursed Cohen for the payment to Daniels.

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The FBI raided Mr Cohen's home, office and hotel room in NY on April 9.

In June, prosecutors for now-former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman charged Freidman - a native of Russian Federation who allegedly boasted repeatedly of assets exceeding $130 million - with failing to pay the state $5 million between 2012 and 2015. "Friedman pocketed money that should have provided much-needed investment in our transit system and he'll now have to pay back every cent".

President's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, put on your kicky blazer and gather up your mob pals, because today is another day to smoke cigars in the face of YOU GOING TO JAIL. So yeah, he knows a lot about Michael Cohen. The Real Deal reported in February that Freidman managed Cohen's taxi medallions until April 2017.

However, the meeting was in doubt even as Poroshenko was en route to the US, infuriating Ukranian officials that Cohen took the money, reportedly as high as $600,000, despite not being able to make good on his promise, the BBC reports.

Freidman's lawyer, Patrick Egan, declined to comment on the Times report.

"I can not comment on any speculation regarding what the entry of the plea indicates regarding any case other than my client's", he said.

"This is me taking responsibility for my actions and has nothing to do w/mc", Friedman wrote to the newspaper.

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