Michael Cohen, former US Attorney Donald Donald Trump and his trusty co-worker, was sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the scandal of the sums of money paid to two women because they did not reveal that they had sexual relations with current president. The conviction of Cohen, who for months worked with the authorities and who had pleaded guilty to the crimes alleged against him, is a significant judicial problem for Trump, and - albeit not directly connected - arrives in the investigation of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller on Russia.
Formally, Cohen was convicted of illicit use of electoral funds: the accusation, in practice, was that he had used electoral funds to pay the two women - model Karen McDougal and adult film actress Stormy Daniels - for the purpose of to shut them up on Trump's extramarital affairs with them. But Cohen, in his time, told investigators that Trump had been the one to order his payments. Trump had initially denied that he knew anything about it, but later admitted that he knew about it, but he had defined payments as "simple private transactions", denying that they were a violation of the laws on electoral campaigns.
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