Michael Cohen, the former attorney and fixer of Donald Trump, will begin serving his three-year prison sentence today. Cohen’s time behind bars comes after his commission of tax fraud, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations.
Reviewing Cohen’s Prison Sentence
Cohen has until 2:00 PM today to report into the Federal Correctional Institution. This is the federal prison where Cohen will remain until 2022. The Federal Correctional Institution is widely regarded as a place for white-collar criminals to carry out their time behind bars.
Over the past year, the president’s former lawyer faced a series of legal issues. The legal issues in question included bank fraud, tax fraud, and campaign finance violations. As matters worsened for Cohen, he subsequently blamed President Trump.
Cohen maintained that Trump ordered him to make illegal payments prior to the 2016 election. However, the president denies it; Trump furthermore professed that he never ordered Cohen to break any laws.
Statements to the Press
On Cohen’s way to the Federal Correctional Institution, he delivered some statements to eager reporters. Of course, these statements largely centered around pointing the finger at President Trump.