Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

President Trump’s former personal lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution by a federal judge in New York on Wednesday. This comes following a request from federal prosecutors for a “substantial” prison term on December 7.

Cohen plead guilty to lying to Congress about a possible Trump business deal in Moscow and to paying women, who alleged affairs with then candidate Trump, for their silence during the 2016 presidential campaign, among other crimes. Prosecutors requested a prison term of 51 to 63 months. Cohen has been ordered to surrender on March 6.

According to CNN’s Erica Orden, “The judge agreed to recommend Otisville Federal Correctional Facility, in Upstate New York, as the prison where Cohen will spend his time. It’s less than a two hour drive from Manhattan.”