REPORT: Pharma lawyer resigns over Cohen payments
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The top lawyer at Novartis stepped down after it was revealed he signed a $1.2 million contract with President Trump’s personal lawyer – more fallout from the payments companies made to Michael Cohen.
Felix Ehrat inked the one-year deal with Cohen’s Essential Consultants, the shell company he used to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep mum about an alleged affair with the president.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Swiss pharmaceutical company acknowledged last week that it paid Cohen $120,000 a month beginning in February 2017 for advice on how to navigate the new Trump administration’s policies on health care.
After meeting with Cohen in March 2017 the company said it concluded that Cohen wouldn’t be helpful and decided not to meet with him again, but continued to pay out his contract.
AT&T last Friday ousted its top lobbyist, Bob Quinn, and the wireless carrier’s top executive said it was a “big mistake” to pay Cohen more than $600,000 during 2017 for advice on a “wide range of issues,” including its proposed merger with Time Warner.
“There is no other way to say it – AT&T hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake,” CEO Randall Stephenson said in a memo.
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