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Michael Cohen’s GoFundMe For Legal Expenses Raised $10,000 In 30 Minutes

Michael Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his client’s mounting legal fees — and collected $10,000 in less than a half an hour, Business Insider reported.

The campaign page, called the “Michael Cohen Truth Fund,” aims to help Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, with his “commitment to tell the truth.” It raised more than $25,000 three hours after Davis’ promoted it on TV, according to Business Insider, and is now up to nearly $35,000.

Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to evading personal income taxes, making an unlawful corporate campaign contribution, making a false statement to a financial institution and making an excessive campaign contribution in October 2016. He could face a prison sentence of 46 to 63 months.

When he acknowledged the charges, Cohen said he was directed to violate campaign law at the direction of a candidate for federal office, essentially implicating his former boss.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


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