Michael Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison, making the longtime personal attorney for Donald Trump the first member of the president’s inner circle to serve time in a case that could place the former real estate mogul in legal jeopardy.
Cohen, known for years as Trump’s fixer in legal and business matters, had pleaded guilty in August to a series of crimes, including campaign-finance violations and tax evasion in the Southern District of New York. And Cohen admitted last month lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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