Michael Cohen, President Donald Trumps personal lawyer walks down Park Avenue in New York June 15, 2018 after leaving his hotel. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Michael Cohen, Trump’s Longtime Personal Lawyer, Tentatively Reaches Plea Deal

He has entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.

ABC News is reporting that Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. This would bring an end to a months-long investigation that has riled the president, reports CNN. 

The details of the plea are still being negotiated and are not set in stone. Cohen is being investigated for potential bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations. If these plea deal talks fall apart, federal prosecutors are expected to indict Cohen.

CNN reports that as part of the plea deal under discussion, Cohen is not expected to cooperate with the government, one source said. But by pleading guilty, both Cohen and prosecutors would avoid the uncertainty and spectacle of a trial. A deal could be a significant blow to Trump. Cohen was part of the president’s trusted circle for more than a decade, and continued to advise him after the election.

Read the full story at ABC News