Prosecutor In Charge Of Cohen Investigation Steps Down

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Robert Khuzami speaks to the media about the Michael Cohen case outside of federal court August 21, 2018 in New York City. Cohen re... NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Robert Khuzami speaks to the media about the Michael Cohen case outside of federal court August 21, 2018 in New York City. Cohen reached a plea agreement with prosecutors involving charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 22, 2019 11:29 a.m.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The prosecutor who led a probe of President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney is stepping down.

Robert Khuzami, who presided over the case that led to guilty pleas by attorney Michael Cohen, will leave his post April 12.

A release from U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman says Khuzami will return to his Washington D.C. home after commuting to New York while serving the last 15 months as deputy U.S. attorney.

Khuzami was put in charge of the Cohen prosecution when Berman was recused.

Cohen is scheduled to report to prison in May after pleading guilty to violating campaign finance laws, lying to Congress and other crimes.

In a statement, Berman said Khuzami still had a strong desire to continue public service, but he’s decided to return home to his family.

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