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Hats off to Prof. Steven Lubet, whose recent Slate article drew our attention to the ethical problem lawyer Michael Cohen has created for himself. Lubet pointed out that Cohen’s claim that he paid $130,000 of his own money to purchase Stormy Daniels’ silence not only exposes him to having violated federal election laws, but given the fact that it was financial assistance to a client in a contemplated litigation, it was violation of New York’s ethical rules that bar paying money for the financial assistance of a client in those circumstances.

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