REPORT: Cohen under criminal investigation for personal business dealings, part of grand jury probe

APRIL 13, 2018

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Published by FOXNEWS.COM
President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen is under criminal investigation for his conduct in his personal business dealings as part an “ongoing grand jury investigation” being conducted by the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in the Southern District of New York and the FBI–independent of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, court documents obtained by Fox News state.

U.S. Attorney Robert S. Khuzami of the Southern District of New York on Friday made a motion for a temporary restraining order for Cohen. The order stated that the FBI raid of Cohen’s “residence, hotel room, office, safety deposit box, and electronic devices” on April 9 was approved by a federal magistrate judge.

It is important to note that the article goes on to state the following:

The order states that the searches into Cohen’s properties are “the result of a months-long investigation into Cohen, and seek evidence of crimes, many of which have nothing to do with his work as an attorney, but rather relate to Cohen’s own business dealings.”

“These searches were carried out as part of an ongoing grand jury investigation being conducted by the USAO-SDNY and the FBI,” the order, obtained by Fox News, read.

The order goes on to explain in a footnote that while Mueller did, in fact, refer the investigation into Cohen, the USAO-SDNY is proceeding with the investigation “independent” of Mueller’s team.