Who Is Michael Cohen’s Wife, Laura Shusterman?
Former attorney Michael Cohen was once a key member of Donald Trump’s inner circle and the president’s personal lawyer for more than a decade but in February 2019, he agreed to testify against his former boss. This comes after Cohen was sentenced to three years behind bars for a number of crimes including arranging payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.
While Cohen’s name has been capturing headlines for his legal issues people have had questions about the woman standing by her husband throughout the scandal and controversies. They also want to know more about his daughter, who he once shared a racy photo of.
Here’s what we know about Cohen’s wife, Laura Shusterman, and the couple’s adult children.
Suusterman is Ukrainian
Shusterman was born in the Ukraine to parents Ania and Fima Shusterman.
Her family moved to the states and in 1994, she married Cohen.
In the book Trump / Russia: A Definitive History, author Seth Hettena alleged that Shusterman’s father introduced Trump to Cohen. Hettena wrote that Fima was possibly Trump’s silent business partner and that he gave Cohen a job at the Trump Organization “as a favor to Shusterman.”
Cohen called that claim “fake news.”
According to Newsweek, Trump’s former attorney and his wife made a substantial amount of money from New York City taxicab medallions. But it’s since been reported that they owe tens of thousands in unpaid taxi taxes.
They have one son and one daughter together
Shusterman and Cohen have two children, Samantha Blake and Jake Ross.
Their daughter is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and their son currently attends the University of Miami. Jake is set to graduate in 2022.
Cohen tweeted a photo of Samantha in l
Samantha’s name ended up making news in 2017 when her father shared a photo of her wearing lingerie.
Cohen’s choice to tweet the pic of his daughter caused some people to slam him calling it creepy. But Samantha defended her father telling the Daily Mail that the image was from a photo shoot and her dad was supporting her.
“My father, who has always been supportive of my endeavors, was merely expressing his pride,” she said. “There is nothing inappropriate in the picture and those who seek to make it something it is not are merely Trump haters who are using this an opportunity to stir up drama. I find it hypocritical that those who consider themselves liberal would criticize a woman embracing her body. There is nothing sexualized about the photograph… it is tasteful and it is demure.”
In addition to his prison sentence, Cohen was ordered to pay $1.39 million in restitution to the IRS, $500,000 in forfeitures, and $100,000 in fines.
A source close to the former lawyer said that “He wants [his wife and children] to continue to live a normal life. They’ve been through more than enough.”
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