U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III, who oversaw two decades of Manhattan federal court fights including the criminal case against longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, has died. He was 68.
Pauley died Tuesday morning “after a battle with an illness,” Southern District of New York district court executive Edward Friedland said in an email.
Pauley had taken senior status in 2018. He joined the court in 1998, appointed by President Bill Clinton, a Democrat.
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