Cohen's father-in-law loaned $20M to cab mogul who was in FBI warrant: report

The father-in-law of President TrumpDonald TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased MORE's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has reportedly loaned $20 million to the wife of a Chicago cab mogul who was identified in the warrant the FBI used to raid Cohen's office, hotel room and home.

The Chicago Sun Times reported Cohen's father-in-law, Fima Shusterman, has given the money in loans over the past eight months to Yasya Shtayner, whose family owns Chicago Medallion Management Corp.

Cohen owns 22 of the 368 taxicabs managed by the company, according to the Sun Times. According to the Sun Times, Shusterman gave eight loans to Shtayner.

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Shtayner and her husband, who serves as the company's corporate secretary, were reportedly named in a warrant obtained by the FBI for the Cohen raid.

The Sun Times previously reported that the FBI agents were looking for information about connections Cohen has to Shtayner and her husband, who are both immigrants from Ukraine.

Cohen is reportedly under investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance law violations.

Shtayner, her husband and their sons are also facing a separate lawsuit from a federal credit union operated by the League of Mutual Taxi Owners in New York. The federal credit union sued in an effort to collect a loan of about $3.5 million, according to the Sun Times.

Shusterman, who owns a condo in Trump World Tower in New York City, in 1993 pleaded guilty to federal income–tax fraud regarding the taxicab business he owns in New York.

In the Cohen raid earlier this month, agents reportedly seized bank records, communications between Cohen and Trump, and documents related to payments to two women who alleged they had an affair with the president more than a decade ago.

Prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrants "in part" based on the referral from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's office, which prompted Trump to launch a series of attacks on Mueller and his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.