Michael Cohen admits on the stand to stealing from Trump Org. by overcharging for reimbursements

"You stole from the Trump Organization?" Trump lawyer Todd Blanche asked. Cohen responded, "Yes."

Hannah Nightingale Washington DC

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen took the stand once again on Monday, revealing during cross-examination that he stole from the Trump organization and has not been prosecuted for it. 

"You stole from the Trump Organization?" Trump lawyer Todd Blanche asked.

Cohen responded, "Yes."

When asked if he was prosecuted for larceny or made to pay it back, Cohen said he was not.

Cohen testified that he paid around $20,000 of the $50,000 the Trump Organization owed to tech company RedFinch in cash, bringing it in a brown paper bag. Cohen pocketed the rest of it.

Cohen was reportedly reimbursed $100,000 by Trump’s company for the payment, Reuters reported.

"These are hits below the waterline for Cohen but also the prosecutors. They had a man admitting to a major larceny but never charged Cohen. That made Cohen not only their man, but allowed him to keep stolen money," legal analyst Jonathan Turley wrote.

"You lied to (Allen) Weisselberg about how much you needed for Red Finch?" Blanche asked.

Cohen said this was correct.

Cohen is the last witness being called by the prosecution in DA Alvin Bragg's falsified business records case against Trump. Cohen, the star witness for Bragg's team, first took the stand on May 13.

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