Monday, May 27, 2024

Trump’s Fixer/Lawyer Michael Cohen Gets 3-Yr Sentence After Implicating POTUS

*(Via NPR) – A federal judge sentenced Donald Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday following Cohen’s guilty pleas to a number of political and finance crimes.

Those three years would be followed by three years of supervised release, and Cohen also is subject to forfeiture of $500,000, restitution of $1.4 million and a $50,000 fine.

Cohen faced a potential maximum penalty of some 45 years in prison, according to information from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Cohen had asked for leniency. The Justice Department asked a judge to give Cohen some consideration for the information that he has provided to prosecutors but argued that Cohen nonetheless still deserved a “substantial prison term.”

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Cohen’s sentence marked the latest drop in a precipitous fall from the elbow of the powerful man whom Cohen served for years, sometimes as a brutal but fiercely loyal fixer.

Now, Trump’s former lawyer has broken completely with his onetime boss and handed the president’s political opponents new weapons that could have serious implications for Trump.

Get the rest of this story on Michael Cohen sentencing at NPR.

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