Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen appeared in a Manhattan court Wednesday to face sentencing on nine charges.
Cohen was targeted by federal prosecutors because he worked for Republican Donald Trump.
They discovered crimes after he became a target.
Cohen wept as he begged the judge to give him no jail time. He threw Trump under the bus and said it was his ‘blind loyalty‘ that led him to cover up the President’s “dirty deeds,” CNBC reported.
“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,” Cohen said in federal court in Manhattan before he was sentenced.“Blind loyalty” to Trump “led me to take a path of darkness instead of light,” Cohen told the judge.
Before Judge William Pauley sentenced Cohen to 36 months in prison, he said, “Mr. Cohen pled guilt to a veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct and each of these crimes standing alone warrant considerable punishment.”
Michael Cohen was heckled by Democrats outside the courtroom.
One heckler is heard screaming, “Cohen is goin’ to jail!”