Prosecutors ordered to make Michael Cohen search materials public
A federal judge in Manhattan has ordered prosecutors to make public redacted search materials from the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen.
Judge William H. Pauley III said the documents should be released Tuesday in response to a legal request from The Post and other media organizations.
The filings are related to the April 9, 2018, FBI searches of Cohen’s home, hotel room, office, safe deposit box, cellphones and electronic communications.
The government tried to block their release by arguing that “disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing investigation and prejudice the privacy rights of uncharged third parties.”
Cohen’s lawyers didn’t oppose.
Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty to a slew of charges, including tax evasion and campaign finance violations for paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claimed they had affairs with Trump.
Pauley sentenced Cohen to three years in prison in December.
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