Two Cooley associates have been investigating and blogging for months about allegedly suspicious loans tied to a Brooklyn brownstone owned by Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman.
Matt Termine and Julian Russo run the blog 377Union.com—named for the address of the Union Street brownstone in Carroll Gardens owned by a limited liability company belonging to Manafort, according to court documents. At Cooley, the two lawyers focus on emerging technology companies, according to their biographies on their firm’s website.
The pair, who declined to be interviewed by the New York Law Journal for this story, began their query into the building in February after another local blogger, Katia Kelly, discovered that the home that was an eyesore in the community was linked to Manafort and solicited help from readers in uncovering more information about the building. The New Yorker magazine picked up Kelly’s scoop in March, as Manafort’s legal problems were escalating.
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