Saturday, February 23, 2019
New York Times, I.R.S. Employee Charged With Leaking Confidential Records of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen:
Federal prosecutors in San Francisco on Thursday charged an employee of the Internal Revenue Service with illegally leaking banking records connected to Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer.
Prosecutors said that in his role working for the investigative unit of the I.R.S., John C. Fry, an employee of the agency since 2008, had access “to various law enforcement databases” and had used them to search for records related to Mr. Cohen multiple times. He then gave the information to Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, who has claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to the prosecutors. ...
The charges came just days before Mr. Cohen is scheduled to appear before three congressional committees to give testimony.
- Financial Times, Ex-IRS Analyst Charged in Leak of Michael Cohen Bank Records
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- New York Daily News, IRS Agent Leaked Michael Cohen's Confidential Bank Records to Michael Avenatti, Feds Charge
- New York Post, IRS Analyst Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen’s Financial Docs
- Salon, IRS Agent John Fry Charged With Leaking Confidential Documents on Michael Cohen to Michael Avenatti
- TPM, IRS Analyst Charged With Leaking Cohen Banking Info To Avenatti, Ronan Farrow
- Washington Examiner, IRS Employee Charged in Leak of Michael Cohen’s Bank Records to Michael Avenatti
- Washington Times, IRS Employee Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen's Records to Michael Avenatti
- The Week, IRS Employee Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen Records to Michael Avenatti