Judicial Watch Sues Energy Department for Documents on Controversial Lobbying Deal by Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen.
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy for all records of communications relating to Michael Cohen and the application for a $5 billion federal loan guarantee for the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Energy (No. 1:18-cv-02208)). Cohen, who was reportedly offered a $10 million “success fee” and paid a monthly retainer for his efforts on behalf of the Alabama nuclear-power project, never registered as a federal lobbyist.
The suit was filed after the Department of Energy failed to respond to an August 22, 2018, FOIA request for:
All records of communications between the Department of Energy (DOE), including oral communications, and Michael Cohen relating to the loan application for the Bellefonte Nuclear Pow
Sony has finished up its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. The news was discovered in a filing with the SEC Wednesday. The merger is expected to give Sony nearly $1.3 billion in revenue.
News of the deal comes about three weeks after the EU Commission gave the deal regulatory approval.
However, back in 2012, Sony and other investors acquired EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion dollars. To finish the outright ownership deal that was valued at $4.75 billion dollars, Sony paid about $2.3 billion to buy out the other investor groups.
To get the deal done, Sony paid $287.5 million to the Jackson estate for its nearly 10 percent share. Sony also agreed to assume $1.359 billion in debt. According to the SEC filing,