Michael Cohen Guilty Plea Reveals Link to Qatari Royal Family

Mr. Cohen admitted to failing to pay taxes on more than $4 million in income, among other felonies. That income included what prosecutors described as $100,000 in 2014 from “brokering the sale of a piece of property in a private aviation community in Ocala, Florida.”

The community is a fly-in development named Jumbolair, said

Frank Merschman,

who owns the development. Mr. Merschman said he bought some property in 2014 from a Qatari company, and Mr. Cohen represented the seller, Abdul Aziz Althani Holdings Inc.

That company is owned by a member of the Qatar royal family, Sheikh

Abdul Aziz bin Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani,

62 years old, according to the Panama Papers, documents from a Panamanian law firm obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

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