No Free Ride for Michael Cohen – Sentencing Memo
Federal prosecutors are not giving Michael Cohen, aka “the fixer,” a free ride. Prosecutors recommended a “substantial” prison term of several years for Cohen.
Late yesterday, Robert Mueller’s office filed the memo, but gave Cohen a break by not asking for extra jail time since Cohen has a separate case in New York and continues to cooperate.
What’s interesting is that in Mueller’s memo he mentions that Cohen’s cooperation resulted in “a Russian national who claimed to be a trusted person” in the Russian Federation and that individual offered “political synergy” and “synergy on a government level” to Trump’s campaign in November of 2015. That person is not named in the memo but leads to speculation if there is yet another unknown Russian involved or if it is Felix Sater.
In Cohen’s financial fraud case pending in the Southern District of New York, prosecutors are recommending forty-two months in prison.
“After cheating the IRS for years, lying to the banks and to Congress, and seeking to criminally influence the Presidential election, Cohen’s decision to plead guilty – rather than seek a pardon for his manifold crimes – does not make him a hero.”
I couldn’t agree more with prosecutors. For those of us that are waiting for President Trump to get his, we tend to shine a light on Michael Cohen believing he is or will be a hero if he brings down the President. The problem is Cohen isn’t a hero, he’s a criminal.
Cohen’s crimes were to illegally influence our elections, think about that. The results of the elections may have been different, meaning Hillary Clinton would be our first female President and the country would not be in the situation it is now.
Cheating the government out of taxes is one thing, cheating our democracy and the voting process is quite another.
Meanwhile, President Trump somehow thinks he is vindicated by all this. Then again, he’s always tweeting that he is vindicated.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
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