Listen: Cohen says he paid off women at Trump's direction
"News Michael Cohen President. Trump's longtime personal attorney admitted Tuesday to violating federal campaign finance laws. By arranging hush money payments to adult, film star stormy Daniels and former playboy model Karen McDougal quote at the direction of then candidate Trump and entering the, plea Coen did not specifically name the. Two women or even Trump recounting instead he worked with. An unnamed candidate but the amounts and the, dates all lined up for the payments made to Daniel and McDougal in total coin pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion one count. Of, making false statements to a financial institution one count willfully. Causing an, unlawful corporate contribution and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution Coen could have received up to sixty five years in prison if, convicted of all charges however as part of his agreement Cohen agreed not to challenge Any sentence between forty six and, sixty three months and the deal does not involve a cooperation agreement, with federal prosecutors Cohen said to be sentenced December the twelfth Coen's offices. Were, raided, in, April by federal investigators looking in his financial. Dealings including his alleged practice of. Paying women, to stay silent about claims they had affairs with now President Trump Cohen was behind a one hundred thirty thousand dollar payment to adult film star stormy Daniels, and discuss with Trump as separate payment to former playboy model Karen McDougal who. Said she had an affair with Trump in two thousand six Cohen. Released a tape of a conversation from, September two thousand sixteen of him and Trump discussing the possible payment to McDougal deputy US attorney Robert Cusack told reporters, Cohen had sought reimbursement for the payments. By submitting invoices to the candidates company believed to be. The Trump organization that falsely indicated Cohen had, provided legal services in the year two thousand seventeen and that Cohen provided no legal services for the year two thousand seventeen and it was. Simply, a means to obtain reimbursement for the unlawful campaign"