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Cohen Gets Prison, Saying His Duty Was to Hide Trump’s ‘Dirty Deeds’

  • Judge says he can’t give leniency for future cooperation
  • ‘Smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct’ driven by greed, ambition
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Trump's Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Gets Three Years in Prison
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Michael Cohen, who long kept President Donald Trump’s business and personal secrets, is headed to prison, pledging he will continue to spill potentially damaging information to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other prosecutors.

After taking half steps with prosecutors to cooperate, Cohen didn’t win the leniency he sought. He was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday in a courtroom appearance in which he spoke with audible emotion, surrounded by family, and in tones sharply critical of the president.