Trump ex-lawyer gets 3-yr jail, says job was to cover ‘dirty deeds’
dirty deeds, Cohen had faced a jail term of around five years but had pleaded for none in exchange for cooperating with at least four investigations, including one by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III. He has the option of having that term reduced by continuing to cooperate. He starts his jail term on March 6.
The judge, William H. Pauley III, also ordered Cohen to pay nearly $2 million in financial penalties.
Cohen had faced nine charges that included tax evasion, misleading financial institutions, campaign finance law violation and lying to congress. The campaign funding violations were in connection to hush-money payments he had arranged to buy the silence of women, a former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels (her birth name is Stephanie Cliffords) who have claimed to have had affairs with Trump.