President Trump's former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen has sued the Trump organization for $1.9 million in unpaid legal fees stemming from his work during the Robert Mueller Russia collusion probe.
According to the court documents obtained by The Blast, Cohen and his lawyers claim the $1.9 million in fees were incurred while defending the Trump organization.
Cohen claims his unpaid attorney's fees "constitutes a breach of the Trump Organization’s indemnification obligations under the indemnification agreement."
In 2018, Cohen was convicted of lying to Congress and multiple counts of income tax evasion.
In addition, Mr. Cohen was ordered to pay or forfeit approximately $1.9 million as part of his sentencing arising from his criminal conduct which Cohen claims was at the behest of the Trump organization.
In other words, Cohen claims his criminal activity occurred as part and parcel of his legal obligations to defend the Trump organization.
The lawsuit claims once "it became clear that Mr. Cohen would cooperate in the Investigations, the Trump Organization took steps to thwart Mr. Cohen’s ability to receive amounts he was entitled to under the indemnification agreement and thereby breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing in its performance of the indemnification agreement."
Cohen claims he reached out to the Trump Organization on January 25, 2019 “and requested that the organization reimburse him for all outstanding amounts owed pursuant to the indemnification agreement.”
But he never heard back, according to Yahoo News.
Cohen was due to report to prison to start serving his sentence on Wednesday, March 6. But his report date was pushed back two months so he could testify in a criminal investigation into the Trump organization.
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