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Robert Costello of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. Photo by David Handschuh/NYLJ Robert Costello of Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. Photo: David Handschuh/NYLJ

A former defense lawyer for ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen said that Cohen falsely accused him of wrongdoing, was never open with him about the scope of his crimes, and still hasn’t paid a $43,000 legal bill.

Robert Costello, a partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, told ALM that his communications with Cohen have been twisted and taken out of context in news articles and in the recent report by special counsel Robert Mueller. He said he believed Cohen and his legal adviser Lanny Davis were smearing him and, with Cohen having waived attorney-client privilege, Costello said he feels the need to respond publicly.

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Jack Newsham

Jack Newsham writes about the New York legal community and the business of law, including law firm finance and management and the battle for talent. Email him at [email protected] and find him on Twitter @thenewsham.

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