Lawyers: Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen deserves no prison
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer say Michael Cohen deserves no prison time for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for his ex-boss.
The lawyers said in court papers filed in New York Friday that Cohen cooperated extensively with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and New York state investigators who brought a civil lawsuit against the Trump Organization and individuals, including Trump.
They say he’ll continue to do so. The 52-year-old Cohen faces sentencing Dec. 12 after pleading guilty to crimes in August and on Thursday. Prosecutors have not yet filed a pre-sentence submission but have agreed to note Cohen cooperation to the sentencing judge.
On Thursday, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress. In August, he pleaded guilty to charges including campaign financé and bank fraud.