Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years’ jail for hush-money payments to women
Michael Cohen arrived at federal court for his sentencing accompanied by his wife and children. (AP: Craig Ruttle)
Michael Cohen, United States President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in making illegal hush-money payments to women to help Mr Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
He was also found to have lied to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia.
US District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan sentenced Mr Cohen to 36 months for the payments, which violated campaign finance law, and to two months for the false statements to Congress.
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