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    Report: Cohen’s Company Received $500,000 From Russian Oligarch-linked Business

    The company, Essential Consultants, was used to pay adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money to hide her alleged affair with President Trump before the election. Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, posted documents on Twitter alleging that the same company received around half a million dollars from Columbus Nova — a U.S. investment firm with ties to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg. Hundreds of thousands more came from corporations with business before the administration. Avenatti claims Cohen’s use of the company may have violated banking laws.

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