But the US Attorney for the Southern District was NOT happy that Cohen kinda held back some things about his own financial actions….
Cohen is STILL being investigated by New York State….
With good behavior and other factors…Cohen will not have to do the whole 36 months….He won’t be reporting to jail until March….He could go back and volunteer more to try to cut down his sentence….
A federal judge sentenced Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer and self-described fixer, to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a series of criminal schemes.
Prosecutors had recommended that U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III sentence Cohen to about four years behind bars, while defense lawyers said Cohen should be spared prison time because the president’s former confidante was cooperating with law enforcement despite a “raw, full-bore attack by the most powerful person in the United States.”
Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges in August, including two campaign finance law violations for arranging hush-money payments shortly before the 2016 presidential election — at Trump’s behest, prosecutors said — to two women who had both claimed they had affairs with Trump years ago. The president has denied having an affair.
Cohen later pleaded guilty to a ninth charge, in a separate case, for lying to two congressional committees last year about a proposed Moscow hotel and condominium project that Trump had pursued during the campaign. It is one of several episodes that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is scrutinizing in his investigation into possible conspiracy between Trump’s team and Russian authorities….
Cohen to pay $1.4m, forfeiture of $500k and fine of $50k…