Michael Cohen guilty plea includes not paying taxes on $100,000 ‘brokerage fee’ from Qatar royal family: WSJ
Trump attorney Michael Cohen (CNN screen grab)

Longtime Donald Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen received $100,000 from a company owned by a member of the Qatar royal family, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.


Cohen pleaded guilty on Tuesday to failing to pay taxes on $4 million in income, including the $100,000 "brokerage fee."

Cohen represented Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, who owns Abdul Aziz Althani Holdings Inc, according to documents revealed in the Panama Papers.

Abdul Aziz Althani Holdings Inc reportedly sold a "fly-in" real estate development in Florida named "Jumblolair" to Frank Merschman in 2014.

“I cooperated with them 100%," Merschman said of being interviewed by FBI agents.

This is not Cohen first reported dealing with Qatar.

"The Journal reported in May that Mr. Cohen helped a major donor to President Trump’s inauguration pitch a nuclear-power investment to the Qatari sovereign-wealth fund," the newspaper noted. "The pitch came in early April, shortly before federal authorities raided Mr. Cohen’s office, apartment and hotel room."

The Journal also noted that Abdul Aziz Althani Holdings paid $6.2 million for a condominium in Trump Park Avenue, six floors below a condo Cohen owns in the same building.