Alvin Bragg detective Jeremy Rosenberg involved in Trump case suspended for Michael Cohen ties: officials
A detective working under Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s Donald Trump prosecution has been suspended over his contact with the former president’s ex-lawyer and rival Michael Cohen, sources from the law enforcement community have told the New York Post. Jeremy Rosenberg, who investigates financial crimes for Bragg, had his gun removed recently after allegedly interacting with Cohen, the sources claim. Bragg’s office is conducting a review of the investigator’s compliance with internal office protocols, said a spokeswoman from his office. The office is looking into how Rosenberg shared communications with Cohen. Lanny J. Davis, Cohen’s attorney, said the interactions between Rosenberg, Cohen, and himself were always professional and focused on Cohen’s personal security. Mark Bederow, a defense lawyer and former Manhattan prosecutor, said the suspension might not affect the case against Trump, but the defense probably would want to know what led to the review.
Who is Alvin Bragg?
Alvin Bragg is a district attorney of Manhattan, New York.
Who is Jeremy Rosenberg?
Jeremy Rosenberg is a detective who investigates financial crimes for Bragg.
Who is Michael Cohen?
Michael Cohen is a former lawyer and “fixer” for Donald Trump who turned against him after serving time in prison.
What did Jeremy Rosenberg do to get suspended?
Rosenberg had interactions with Michael Cohen that Bragg’s office is investigating for compliance with internal office protocols.
Will the suspension affect Trump’s prosecution?
The suspension might not affect the case against Trump, but the defense likely will want to know what led to the review.
What did Michael Cohen say about the interactions?
Cohen’s attorney Lanny J. Davis said that the interactions between Rosenberg, Cohen, and himself were professional and focused on Cohen’s personal security.
Officials suspend Alvin Bragg’s detective Jeremy Rosenberg due to ties with Michael Cohen in the Trump case.
A supervising detective working on Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecution of former President Donald Trump has been suspended for his contact with Trump’s ex-lawyer and adversary Michael Cohen, according to law enforcement sources who informed The Post. Jeremy Rosenberg, who investigates financial crimes for Bragg’s office, reportedly had his gun taken away due to his interactions with Cohen. The office is said to be reviewing Rosenberg’s compliance with internal protocols regarding his communication with Cohen. Cohen’s lawyer Lanny J. Davis said their interactions with Rosenberg were professional and focused on Cohen’s personal security. Defense lawyer and former Manhattan prosecutor Mark Bederow stated that the suspension may not affect the case against Trump, but the defense would likely want to know the nature of the relationship between Rosenberg and Cohen. The move was criticized by some as an “extremely political” move by Bragg, who has been accused of being soft on crime by some of his critics. Rosenberg had also assisted in the prosecution of former Trump advisor Steve Bannon in a fundraising scam, for which Trump later pardoned him.