Exclusive: Manafort’s former son-in-law cuts plea deal, to cooperate with government

This sounds…. interesting:

The guilty plea agreement, which is under seal and has not been previously reported, could add to the legal pressure on Manafort, who is facing two indictments brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Manafort has been indicted in federal courts in Washington and Virginia with charges ranging from tax evasion to bank fraud and has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Jeffrey Yohai, a former business partner of Manafort, was divorced from Manafort’s daughter last August.

After Racist Lawyer Goes Viral, the Internet Is Sending Mariachis to His New York Office

I just love the internet so much sometimes:

At least two events will take place outside his offices. One – titled Latin Party at Racist Aaron Schlossberg’s Midtown Office – comes from Unofficial DNC and will take place on Friday. “Assuming all Spanish speakers are undocumented is not only ignorant but a little sad,” the event reads. “It’s also a little sad that Mr. Schlossberg thinks all Hispanics are on welfare. However, Hispanics are not sad people and we will gladly educate you on our culture and language by throwing a big fiesta outside your office! ?”

The second started as a campaign to send a mariachi band to his offices. “Raising $500 to send a mariachi band to cheer up the staff and attorneys at The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg Esq. P.L.L.C. after a difficult day,” the GoFundMe page started by Mark Goldberg said. “We are requesting the band to sing the famous, endearing. and warm Spanish [children’s] song “La Cucaracha,” the cockroach. We are countering hate and racism with the sound of music. Any leftover money will be used to send a delicious taco truck lunch to the staff and a copy of all federal and state statute mentioning undocumented immigrants do not qualify for welfare.”

A local mariachi band agreed to play for free, so the campaign closed. It raised $1,094. While Goldberg originally planned the event for Friday, he has decided to reschedule and to not go public with the event. In an update, he explained that “some on 4chan noticed and want to send people there on Friday to counter it.”

He has also been evicted from his office.

About that Guy Who Yelled at People Speaking Spanish in Midtown NYC Earlier

Turns out he’s a lawyer who has a history of unhinged rants:

The Google reviews of his law office have gotten a lot more interesting in the past few hours:

And of course, he’s a fan of Trump:

Trump Discloses Payment to Cohen in Financial Report

From the NY Times:

President Trump’s financial disclosure, released on Wednesday, revealed for the first time that he paid more than $100,000 to his personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, as reimbursement for payment to a third-party.

The disclosure, released by the Office of Government Ethics, did not specify the purpose of the payment. However, Mr. Cohen has paid $130,000 to an adult film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who has claimed she had an affair with Mr. Trump.

Mr. Cohen has said he made the payment to keep the actress, who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, from going public before the 2016 election with her story about an affair with Mr. Trump.

White Woman Calls Police on Black Investor

Racists everywhere.

So I was inspecting a house that I have under contract, when the next door neighbor decides to come out and harass me. I show her my investor sign that I place in every yard before I inspect and had all documentation including contract and signed statement from the owner allowing me to enter the house. She proceeds to call the police on me anyway and asks why I don’t just get out of “her” neighborhood. Here is what happened…

(via Boing Boing)