Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison

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Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was on Wednesday sentenced to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to a number of crimes related to work he did for Trump.

Image: Michael Cohen walks to federal court with his children and wife in Manhattan on Dec. 12, 2018.
Michael Cohen walks to federal court with his children and wife in Manhattan on Dec. 12, 2018.

Cohen pleaded guilty to 9 federal charges in August, including 5 counts of tax fraud and 2 campaign finance violations, one of which related to the hush money he paid to porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election following Trump’s orders.

He was sentenced today in New York City. In addition to the sentencing, Cohen was hit with forfeiture of $500,000, restitution of $1.4 million and a fine of $50,000.

Cohen spoke in court during his sentencing, saying:

“Today is one of the most meaningful days of my life. The irony is that today I get my freedom back.

He also added that “blind loyalty to this man led me to choose a path of darkness over light.”

Cohen added that, “I take full responsibility for each act that I pleaded guilty to” including those implicating the “President of the United States of America.”

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