July 24, 2023: On Friday, NBC News stated that Michael Cohen, the retired personal attorney for ex-President Donald Trump, has settled his lawsuit against the Trump Organization seeking $1.3 million in legal fees.
The part of the payment was not declared.
“This matter has been settled satisfactorily to all parties,” Cohen told NBC News.
On Monday, a trial in the case was predicted to begin in New York state court in Manhattan.
Cohen sued Trump’s business in 2019 for failing to pay agreed-upon legal bills related to his deposition to various congressional committees in 2017 and 2018 when Trump was president.
In one appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2017, Cohen lied about a proposed Trump tower in Moscow, Russia.
Cohen pleaded guilty 2018 to federal crimes related to that lie, economic crimes, and campaign finance violations. Among other things, Cohen admitted to promoting hush cash payments to two women to keep them quiet regarding alleged sexual encounters with Trump.
Trump denies having sex with either female, porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal.
A Manhattan state bench grand jury indicted Trump on criminal accusations of falsifying company records related to Cohen’s payment to Daniels earlier this year. He has claimed not guilty in that case, in which
Cohen is expected to swear at trial following year.