Michael Cohen sentenced to 3 years in prison
The sentencing of Michael Cohen has concluded.
Cohen has been ordered to surrender on March 6.
The judge agreed to recommend Otisville Federal Correctional Facility, in Upstate New York, as the prison where Cohen will spend his time. It's less than a two hour drive from Manhattan.
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, was just sentenced to three years in prison.
Cohen was sentenced for eight criminal counts he pleaded guilty to in August. The judge gave him an additional two months for the special counsel charge, to be served concurrently with the US attorney's New York office term.
He has been ordered to surrender on March 6.
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Judge William Pauley walked through each of the counts against Cohen, saying "each of these crimes is a serious offense against the United States."
"Mr. Cohen pled guilty to a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct," he said.
Michael Cohen has finished speaking in his sentencing hearing.
In his statement to the judge, he took responsibility "for each act that I pled guilty to: The personal ones to me and those involving the President of the United States of America."
During his remarks to the courtroom Cohen, while referring to President Trump, said that he is committed to “ensuring that history will not remember me as the villain of his story.”
The federal judge is now speaking.
Michael Cohen just addressed a tweet from his former boss, President Donald Trump.
"Recently the President tweeted a statement calling me weak and it was correct but for a much different reason than he was implying. It was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds."
Cohen also called this "one of the most meaningful days of his life."
"This may seem hard to believe," Cohen told the court, "but today is one of the most meaningful days of my life. I have been living in a personal and mental incarceration ever since the day that I accepted the offer to work for a real estate mogul whose business acumen that I deeply admired."
That real estate mogul, of course, is Trump.
Michael Cohen is now addressing the court at his sentencing in Manhattan.
"I take full responsibility for each act that I pled guilty to: The personal ones to me and those involving the President of the United States of America," he said.
Cohen pleaded guilty in August to eight charges, including several counts of tax fraud and campaign finance violations. He also pleaded guilty last month to a charge of lying to Congress from Mueller's office.
Assistant US Attorney Nicholas Roos addressed the campaign-finance crimes, saying they carried a "tremendous societal cost."
Roos said "in committing these crimes, Mr. Cohen has eroded faith in the electoral process and compromised the rule of law."