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Michael #Cohen and the case vs Vladimir #Malakhov
1.Vladimir #Malakhov is a #Russian-born retired professional hockey player. He was active in the NHL 1992 to 2006, playing for the New York Islanders, the Montreal Canadiens, and the New Jersey Devils.
2. In January of 1999, #Malakhov wrote a check for $350,000 to #Cohen The check was deposited — and then the money disappeared.

3.What happened to the money and how this check came to be written to Michael #Cohen was the subject of years of litigation in Circuit Court in #Miami, #Florida. (See Fomina v. Netscheret, 2006-001330-CA-01.)
4.#Malakhov sued #Cohen in 2010 in #Miami Circuit Court. (Malakov v. Cohen, 2010-14576-CA-03).In which #Cohen used an ALIAS Michael Hacking.
5. in late 1998 or early 1999, when #Malakhov was living in #Florida, and earning millions as a professional hockey player playing with the #Montreal #Canadiens.

One day, an acquaintance asked him for a large loan
6.The acquaintance was a woman named Julia Fomina. According to an affidavit filed by #Malakhov’s agent, the money was intended not for Fomina but rather her boyfriend in #Russia, Vitaly #Buslaev.
6a)#Malakhov loaned $350,000 to Fomina and, on the advice of his attorney, secured the loan by having Fomina sign over a mortgage for her apartment on the 24th floor of #Miami Beach condo tower.
7.For reasons that aren’t clear, Fomina instructed #Malakhov’s wife to send the $350,000 loan to Michael #Cohen. The check was issued in January 1999 to #Cohen personally, not his law firm or many businesses, and deposited in #Cohen’s #Citibank trust account.
8.Sometime later, #Fomina defaulted on her loan. When #Malakhov moved to foreclose on the condominium, #Fomina swore under oath that she never received the $350,000 that had been sent to #Cohen.
9. It took years before #Cohen was finally deposed .#Cohen’s response: “I don’t recall.” He insisted he didn’t know #Malakhov, had no idea why the hockey player would write him such a huge check, had no records relating to the check, and had no clue what happened to the money.
9a)This is letters of what was required from #Cohen at the deposition.
10 .In deposition, #Cohen speculated that one of the reasons why #Malakhov might have sent him the check were his ties to #Russians, including his business partner, the Ukrainian-born “Taxi King” Simon #Garber who #Cohen worked with
11.The #Malakhov story connects to #Trump
A few years before he wrote the check to #Cohen, #Malakhov was shaken down by a #Russian mobster, according to testimony at a #USA. #Senate hearing on #Russian organized crime.…
12.#Malakhov, was approached in the National Restaurant in #NewYorkCity’s #BrightonBeach neighborhood. The man who demanded money from the hockey player worked for Vyacheslav Kirillovich #Ivankov, one of the most powerful #Russian Mafia bosses in #America
13.#Ivankov was also the right hand man of Semion #Mogilevich, and lived at #TrumpTower…
14. #Ivankov is one of several Mobsters who turned up in #TrumpTower. #Ivankov also showed up #Trump’s New Jersey casino, the #TajMahal. #Ivankov’s phone book included a working number for the #TrumpOrganization’s #TrumpTower residence, and a #TrumpOrganization fax machine.
15.#Ivankov was arrested in 1995 and sent to prison for extortion. After his release he returned to #Russia where he was assassinated.
16.This is from the #Cohen Deposition.
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