‘Special master’ in criminal probe of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen bills more than $47,000 for six days’ work

A retired federal judge in charge of reviewing documents seized from President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Michael Cohen as part of a criminal probe billed more than $47,000 for just six days of work, according to a court filing.

Barbara Jones, who has been appointed as special master for a review of evidence seized from Cohen, submitted that eye-popping bill Tuesday, a day before Cohen is due to appear in US District Court in Manhattan for a hearing.

Jones, whose expenses are being split by Cohen and prosecutors, billed for $47,390 for work done from April 24 through April 30.

A retired federal judge in charge of reviewing documents seized from President Donald Trump‘s lawyer Michael Cohen as part of a criminal probe billed more than $47,000 for just six days of work, according to a court filing.

Barbara Jones, who has been appointed as special master for a review of evidence seized from Cohen, submitted that eye-popping bill Tuesday, a day before Cohen is due to appear in US District Court in Manhattan for a hearing.

Jones, whose expenses are being split by Cohen and prosecutors, billed for $47,390 for work done from April 24 through April 30.

For most of the work, which comprised just shy of 70 hours, she billed at a rate of $700 per hour. No objection to her bill was raised by either side, Jones noted in her filing.

Source: CNBC

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