What Michael Cohen’s Plea Deal Means for David Pecker and American Media

Trump's former lawyer worked with the publisher while breaking campaign finance laws

Trump's former lawyer admitted to arranging a payment that resulted in American Media killing a story about an alleged Trump affair. Getty Images

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to breaking campaign finance laws, after he helped arrange a payment to a former Playboy model with David Pecker, the CEO of American Media Inc.

@SaraJerde sara.jerde@adweek.com Sara Jerde is publishing editor at Adweek, where she covers traditional and digital publishers’ business models. She also oversees political coverage ahead of the 2020 election.