Jim’s Recent Stories
Nation Jun 10Helicopter crashed on Manhattan skyscraper roof, killing pilot
The crash, close to both Rockefeller Center and Times Square, sent rescue vehicles swarming to the building and immediately evoked memories of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Politics May 22Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels
Federal prosecutors in New York City say Michael Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal.
Politics May 06Michael Cohen heads to prison in Trump hush-money scheme
Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and fixer for President Donald Trump, said Monday there "remains much to be told" as he heads to prison to begin a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related…
Politics Mar 19Records show FBI was investigating Michael Cohen long before raid
A search warrant released Tuesday shows the federal inquiry into Michael Cohen had been going on since July 2017 — far longer than had previously been known.
Politics Mar 07Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization, says it owes him nearly $2 million
The lawsuit filed Thursday in New York state court claims the Trump Organization stopped paying Cohen's mounting legal fees after he began cooperating with federal prosecutors.
Politics Feb 11Michael Cohen postpones Senate intelligence interview, citing medical reasons
This is the third time Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, has postponed congressional testimony.
Nation Feb 03El Chapo trial highlights how Mexico graft impedes drug war
In the same Brooklyn courthouse where jurors have heard testimony about Mexican politicians protecting Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s drug empire, a former Mexican state attorney general pleaded guilty last month to taking bribes from narcotraffickers.
Politics Dec 12Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence
NEW YORK — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for crimes including making illegal hush-money payments to…
Politics Dec 08Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion
Court filings from prosecutors in New York and special counsel Robert Mueller’s office suggested the Kremlin aimed early on to influence Trump and his campaign.
Nation Nov 06Pipe bomb suspect held without bail in first New York court appearance
Cesar Sayoc, who was transferred from federal custody in Florida, hugged his lawyer after a hearing in which Assistant U.S. Attorney Jane Kim called him "a serious risk of danger to the public and a flight risk."…