Deep State IRS analyst John Fry pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking Michael Cohen’s bank records to creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and The New Yorker.
Mr. Fry was charged in February of this year by the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California with unauthorized disclosure of a suspicious activity report, or SAR. Banks file SARs on any transactions that could be illegal.
“Fry was given access to sensitive and powerful government databases including people’s most private financial information and he was given that access to do his job as an investigative analyst,” said U.S. attorney David L. Anderson. “He decided his politics were more important than his obligation to follow the law. In that, he was mistaken.”
NBC reported on Wednesday that Fry admitted to emailing Avenatti screenshots of the SAR reports.
Fry is facing up to 5 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine.
On April 9, 2018 FBI agents raided the office of one of Trump’s personal lawyers Michael Cohen at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Michael Cohen was President Trump’s personal attorney at the time.
The Mueller mob took all of his records and emails.
One month later — Cohen’s financial documents were leaked to the porn star Stormy Daniels’s shady attorney Michael Avenatti.
Michael Cohen made a “hush payment” to porn star Stormy Daniels through Essential Consultants LLC, a shell company that Mr. Cohen created — A lawyer representing Cohen insisted his bank records were illegally obtained.
Michael Avenatti refused to divulge his source of the bank records but he suggested Cohen’s bank transactions were in a SAR, or ‘suspicious activity report.’
A bank will file a SAR with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network if certain transactions raise red flags. It is illegal for a bank to disclose the contents or identity of a SAR.
The Treasury Department’s inspector general previously launched an investigation into how Michael Avenatti obtained confidential banking records concerning a company controlled by Michael Cohen.
Shortly after Michael Avenatti posted Michael Cohen’s bank records online May of 2018, a “law enforcement official” admitted to The New Yorker to leaking Cohen’s bank records.
Hopefully this Deep State leaker targeting President Trump gets the maximum sentence.