Special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors in New York each filed their sentencing memoranda for President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen Friday.
In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations in a case brought by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Those campaign finance charges were about hush money payments Cohen arranged in 2016 for women who alleged sexual encounters with Trump.
Then last week, Cohen pleaded guilty to an additional charge of lying to Congress, as part of a new plea deal with Mueller. Cohen admitted he’d lied about the timing and extent of talks about a project to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Mueller’s team wrote that Cohen had “taken significant steps to mitigate his criminal conduct,” and that “the information he has provided has been credible and consistent with other evidence.”
The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York requested Cohen get “a substantial term of imprisonment,” with only a modest benefit for his cooperation with the Mueller probe.
Cohen will be sentenced by a New York judge this upcoming Wednesday. You can read the Mueller filing below, or at this link:
And you can read the New York federal prosecutors’ filing below, or at this link.