President Trump and his namesake real estate company owe their former attorney Michael Cohen more than $1.9 million in legal fees, Cohen alleged in a Thursday lawsuit.
The fees stem from more than a year of investigations into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. In the complaint, Cohen says the Trump Organization agreed in July 2017 that it would cover Cohen’s legal expenses related to 2016 campaign investigations as part of a “joint defense” agreement.
In August, however Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations for paying hush money to two women who alleged affairs with Trump, payments Cohen said were made at Trump’s direction. He is expected to spend three years in prison, and just testified in a Congressional hearing against the president and others in his orbit.
Cohen alleges that sometime in the months following the April raid his of Manhattan hotel room, the Trump Organization stopped honoring the indemnification agreement. Cohen said publicly that he would cooperate with prosecutors in June of 2018.