• Live
    • Audio Only
  • google plus
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, walks to his apartment in Manhattan in New York

    Michael Cohen, the former lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, walks to his apartment in Manhattan in New York | Photo: Reuters

Published 6 May 2019

Cohen's prison term completes a stunning fall for the 52-year-old native of New York's Long Island whose career was tethered to Trump as he evolved from wealthy real estate developer to reality TV personality to politician. For more than a decade, Cohen served as Trump's personal lawyer and self-described "fixer."

Michael Cohen, the disgraced lawyer who once vowed to "take a bullet" for President Donald Trump but now calls him a "con man," on Monday will begin serving a three-year prison sentence for arranging hush payments to two women who said they had sexual encounters with the president and lying to the U.S. Congress.

RELATED: 

Markets Take A Hit After Trump Threatens China On Twitter

Cohen, Trump's longtime former personal attorney, must report by 2 p.m. (1800 GMT) to the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, about 70 miles (110 km) northwest of New York City. He is expected to stay at the prison's minimum security camp.

Cohen's prison term completes a stunning fall for the 52-year-old native of New York's Long Island whose career was tethered to Trump as he evolved from wealthy real estate developer to reality TV personality to politician. For more than a decade, Cohen served as Trump's personal lawyer and self-described "fixer."

The president's former lawyer famously said during a congressional hearing, "I am ashamed that I chose to take part in concealing Mr. Trump's illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience. I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a con man. He is a cheat."

Cohen told the jurors during his sentencing in December that his motives were a result of his "blind loyalty" to the U.S. President. "My weakness can be characterized as a blind loyalty to Donald Trump, and I was weak for not having the strength to question and to refuse his demands. I have already spent years living a personal and mental incarceration."

Trump, for this part, has blasted Cohen on Twitter, calling him a "weak person" as well as a "bad lawyer and fraudster."​​​​​​​

Comment
0
Comments
Post with no comments.