US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty in a New York court to violating campaign finance laws.
He said he had done so at the direction of “the candidate”, for the “principal purpose of influencing [the] election”.
The admission was related to hush money paid to Mr Trump’s alleged mistresses.
Mr Trump has not commented. In May, he admitted reimbursing Cohen for paying one of the women, having earlier denied any knowledge of it.
Mr Cohen, 51, admitted eight counts, including tax and bank fraud in a plea deal with prosecutors.