Individuals who attended the Chabad of Port Washington allegedly facilitated contact between Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and US President Donald Trump by connecting loyalists of Poroshenko with Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer now under criminal investigation by Mueller and New York State, BBC Newsreported on Wednesday.
It's been revealed President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of nearly $600,000 to fix talks between the US President and his Ukrainian counterpart. I don't know for sure, but I'm gonna guess that a Michael Cohen plea deal with Mueller or other NY prosecutors has got to be right around the corner.
Freidman, when asked by Reuters about the report, declined in a text message to answer any questions about cooperating with prosecutors or the terms of his agreement.
Last year, he was charged by then New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with "failure to remit to the New York State Tax Department over $5 million in 50 cent MTA surcharges between 2012 and 2015". In comments to the Times Tuesday, he called Cohen a "dear dear personal friend and a passive client!"
Before Cohen's intervention, Ukrainian representatives were only able to get a brief photo op for the Ukrainian president - who has been openly critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin - with Mr. Trump.
Freidman is required to pay restitution as part of his plea deal and will be sentenced to five years of probation, according to the attorney general's office.
"I am one of thousands of medallion owners who entrust management companies to operate my medallions according to the rules of the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission", Cohen wrote on his Twitter account. He's known as the "Taxi King" of NY and the reporting that has come out about his importance has been fascinating. Freidman, who had taken out loans against the value of the medallions at their peak was forced to default on a $34 million loan from Citibank and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "Gene Freidman and I are not partners and have never been partners in this business or any others".
The BBC said two Poroshenko intermediaries paid Cohen at least $400,000 and as much as $600,000 to set up the meeting. He in turn used personal contacts in a Jewish charity in NY state, Chabad of Port Washington.
President's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, put on your kicky blazer and gather up your mob pals, because today is another day to smoke cigars in the face of YOU GOING TO JAIL. One such report found that Felix Sater, a member of the Port Washington Chabad and its 2010 and 2014 "man of the year", had met with Cohen in January 2017 to orchestrate an end to the sanctions.
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