Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Trump Hush-Money Scheme
President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison over his involvement in Trump’s hush-money scheme with porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, notes ABC News.Cohen made payouts to Daniels and McDougal to keep them quiet — regarding their alleged sexual affairs with Trump — during the 2016 campaign. The payments were illegal because they were done to protect the campaign, and legally count as campaign donations.
Cohen pleaded guilty to charges brought by Trump-appointed federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. Cohen also admitted to tax fraud and other illegal business schemes.Cohen faces another sentencing in a case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who said Cohen cooperated with his investigation into Russian collusion with Trump into the 2016 election.
(Source: ABC News)