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Trump’s Ex-Fixer Critical of Weisselberg Plea as Too Lenient

Michael Cohen in 2021.
Michael Cohen in 2021.Photographer: Jefferson Siegel/Bloomberg
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Michael Cohen, who was sentenced to three years in prison for violating campaign-finance laws for former President Donald Trump as well as bank and tax fraud, criticized New York prosecutors for their leniency with a former colleague at the Trump Organization.

Allen Weisselberg, the longtime chief financial officer at Trump’s company, pleaded guilty to 15 counts related to a yearslong scheme to avoid paying taxes by taking compensation in perks like cars and an apartment. He agreed to the plea on the understanding he’d serve a five-month jail term, which could be cut shorter with good behavior.