The retired judge overseeing the review of documents seized by the FBI from Michael Cohen’s office and residences submitted an invoice Tuesday of $47,390 — for six days’ work.
Barbara Jones charged $670 to $700 per hour for her role as a special master scrutinizing the material for attorney-client privilege. Her bill, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, only covered April 24 to April 30.
Prosecutors and Cohen are splitting the cost. Neither side disputed the charge, indicating her rate was in keeping with New York legal standards.
Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, is under investigation for campaign finance law violations, as well as bank and wire fraud. The FBI conducted its raid on April 9, seizing eight boxes of documents, a computer, cellphones and iPads.
Cohen argues that much of the material is subject to attorney-client privilege and not fair game for prosecutors.
Jones wrote in a letter to the court that 252 items in the Cohen trove had been designated as privileged so far.
Judge Kimba Wood will receive a full update on Jones’ review during a hearing Wednesday.