Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, was ordered imprisoned Wednesday for three years for a range of crimes, including ones which helped cover up Trump’s “dirty deeds” and put the president in legal peril.
“I take full responsibility for each act that I pled guilty to — the personal ones to me and those involving the president of the United States of America,” an emotional Cohen said in federal court in Manhattan before he was sentenced.
“Blind loyalty” to Trump “led me to take a path of darkness instead of light,” Cohen told the judge.
And that loyalty, Cohen said, led to his effort to cover up president’s ‘dirty deeds.”
“I brought undeserved pain and shame on my family,” said Cohen, whose wife and two children were in the courthroom. “I deserve that. They do not.”
“I’m sorry,” he said, as he turned to look at his family before breaking down. “I promise I will be better.”
Cohen is due to surrender to prison on March 6. In addition to his time in prison, at a location to be determined, Cohen must pay a $50,000 fine for lying to Congress about a proposed real estate deal in Russia by the Trump Organization. – READ MORE