Robert Mueller investigated Michael Cohen for money laundering, foreign lobbying violations

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The judge approved the new search warrant later that day, giving investigators access to additional information from Google, including Cohen's emails, attachments, address book and files stored on Google Drive.

Cohen, who has been criticized for his unregistered foreign contacts and relationships, was never charged with failing to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

That apparently revealed more financial fraud and that Cohen was earning millions of dollars in unreported consulting fees from major businesses including Novartis and a U.S. company linked to Russian tycoon Viktor Vekselberg.

Since pleading guilty, Cohen has publicly repudiated Trump.

Through warrants for Cohen's home, office, hotel room, iPhones, bank safety deposit box, email accounts, and more, prosecutors built their case over some nine months.

The filings showed how the Federal Bureau of Investigation made extensive use of its access to Cohen's Apple iCloud account, which allowed him to coordinate his work across several devices including an iPhone, iPad Mini and laptop.

Cohen also pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in statements that concealed the true time frame in which he had sought a real estate development deal for a Trump Tower in Moscow - conversations that continued, contrary to initial claims, well into the Republican presidential primary campaign.

Michael Cohen recently testified before Congress that Trump continued discussing a possible hotel deal in Russian Federation through the first half of 2016.

He later pleaded guilty in separate prosecutions to lying to Congress, bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

The other line of inquiry was into Cohen's potential connection to companies with foreign ties. A judge ordered those sections to remain secret after prosecutors said they were still investigating campaign finance violations.

This information was referred to federal prosecutors last February, who - two months later - executed warrants on Cohen's properties.

A court-ordered review ultimately found only a fraction of the seized material to be privileged.

The Renova Group is an industrial holding company run by Viktor Vekselberg, one of seven Russian oligarchs who were slapped with sanctions by the US State Department previous year in retaliation for the Kremlin's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and other "worldwide malign activity".

The documents, released Tuesday, were unsealed as a result of a ruling from U.S. District Judge William Pauley in NY, partially granting a request from several news outlets to make the documents publicly available.

Cohen cooperated - partially - with federal prosecutors in NY, as well as with Mueller, in hopes of reducing the amount of prison time he would have to serve.

According to the court papers, authorities were eyeing Cohen for multiple crimes, including bank fraud and making illegal campaign contributions in the 2016 cycle.

Cohen is due to report to prison in May, and he is likely to serve his sentence at a federal lockup in Otisville, New York.

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