The guilty pleas came on the same day that a federal jury found former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort guilty on eight felony counts involving bank fraud and income tax fraud.
The following news release, which details the crimes Cohen committed was released a few moments ago by the U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Counts seven and eight detail a plan worked out by Trump, who is not named as is the U. S. Attorney's custom when a person has not been indicted, but who is clearly the candidate who conspired with Cohen to pay $130,000 and $150,000 to silence two women about alleged affairs:
rule of law, and the public expects us - the FBI - to enforce the law equally. Today, Mr. Cohen has been reminded of this important lesson, as he acknowledged with his guilty plea.”
The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencings of the defendant will be determined by the judge.
Mr. Khuzami praised the work of the FBI, the IRS, and the Special Agents of the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
This case is being handled by the Office’s Public Corruption Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrea M. Griswold, Rachel Maimin, Thomas McKay, and Nicolas Roos are in charge of the prosecution.