Former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen (FP)
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WASHINGTON – Michael Cohen, United States President Donald Trump’s former lawyer who pleaded guilty to tax, bank and campaign finance crimes, reported to prison yesterday after spending months trying to delay his punishment by dangling the prospect of new incriminating information against others.
Cohen spoke to reporters briefly yesterday morning outside hisManhattan apartment before heading to report to a federal prison facility in Otisville, New York – suggesting again that he had more secrets to spill.
“I hope that when I rejoin my family and friends that the country will be in a place without xenophobia, injustice and lies at the helm of our country,” Cohen said. “There still remains much to be told, and I look forward to the day that I can share the truth.”
Cohen then climbed into a black SUV, which arrived at the federal prison shortly before noon.
Cohen, once known as Trump’s bombastic “fixer”, pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion for concealing $4 million in income, lying to a bank that loaned him money and orchestrating $280 000 in payments that amounted to a secret campaign donation to Trump’s campaign.