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O.G. Michael Cohen Pleads Not Guilty

The alleged Och-Ziff bribery guy. Not the simpering presidential turncoat.
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 No, really, the other one.

No, really, the other one.

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer and punching bag, is probably gonna be indicted. Well, join the club: Michael Cohen the former Och-Ziff Capital Management Europe and Africa(n Bribery?) chief has been there, done that. And unlike Michael Cohen the presidential toady, Michael Cohen the hedge-fund manager ain’t cooperating with nobody. Trail of evidence from one end of Africa to the other be damned, he didn’t do nothing. That’s his story and he’s stickin’ to it.

Michael Cohen, who was formerly Och-Ziff’s head of European investing, faced charges including conspiracy and fraud. He pleaded not guilty before U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn.

Prosecutors and Cohen’s lawyers said they agreed that Cohen should remain free living in England on a $10 million bail….

The government also alleged that Cohen later tried to obstruct a SEC corruption investigation into Och-Ziff.

Ex-Och-Ziff executive pleads not guilty to U.S. criminal charges [Reuters]


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