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This Is A Big Problem for Michael Cohen

NEW YORK - JUNE 3:  Undefeated junior welterweight boxer Dmitry Salita (L) and honoree businessman Evgeny A. Freidman attend the UJA-Federation of New York's Russian Leadership Division's Charity Ball at The Bowery Hotel June 3, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 3: Undefeated junior welterweight boxer Dmitry Salita (L) and honoree businessman Evgeny A. Freidman attend the UJA-Federation of New York's Russian Leadership Division's Charity Ball at The Bowery H... NEW YORK - JUNE 3: Undefeated junior welterweight boxer Dmitry Salita (L) and honoree businessman Evgeny A. Freidman attend the UJA-Federation of New York's Russian Leadership Division's Charity Ball at The Bowery Hotel June 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 22, 2018 6:02 p.m.

You’ve probably only heard his name if you’re very deep into the arcana of the Trump/Russia probe or if you keep up on the New York City taxi business. But the deal Evgeny “Gene” Freidman struck today with state prosecutors is likely very bad news for Michael Cohen and, perhaps at least indirectly, Donald Trump.

Here’s the story.

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