Federal prosecutors were urging the judge to sentence Cohen to five or more years but the judge instead decided on the term of three years.
Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for crimes that include ones which put Trump into 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,” Cohen said in federal court in Manhattan before he was sentenced.
Judge William Pauley, before imposing sentence, said, “Mr. Cohen pled guilt to a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct.”
And each of these crimes standing alone warrant considerable punishment, ” Pauley said.