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NYS AG looks to open probe into whether Cohen violated tax law

August 24, 2018 - 5:40 pm

 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general is looking to open a criminal investigation into whether Michael Cohen violated state tax law.

A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday that Attorney General Barbara Underwood recently requested a criminal referral from the state tax department to investigate and potentially file charges against Cohen, the former personal attorney for Donald Trump.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly.

A lawyer for Cohen declined to comment on the development, which was first reported by The New York Times.