Daily Archives: June 14, 2017

Trump’s Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired

Marc Kasowitz, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer in the Russia investigation, has boasted to friends and colleagues that he played a central role in the firing of Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, according to four people familiar with the conversations.

Kasowitz told Trump, “This guy is going to get you,” according to a person familiar with Kasowitz’s account.

Those who know Kasowitz say he is sometimes prone to exaggerating when regaling them with his exploits. But if true, his assertion adds to the mystery surrounding the motive and timing of Bharara’s firing.

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Bank of America agrees to pay $2M over customer recorded calls

SAN DIEGO – Bank of America will pay nearly $2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it violated state law by failing to timely disclose its automatic recording of phone calls with members of the public, San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced Tuesday.

Under the terms of the court-approved judgment, which was entered without admission of liability, Bank of America will pay civil penalties totaling $1,635,000, and will reimburse the prosecutors’ investigative costs of $240,000.

Dumanis said her Consumer Protection Unit worked with similar units of the Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura and Alameda District Attorneys’ Offices to reach the settlement.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office will receive $327,000 of the civil penalties and $48,000 of the costs.

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