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US govt seeks 'substantial' jail term for ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

AFP  |  New York 

US prosecutors asked a court Friday to hand down a "substantial" prison sentence to Donald Trump's former personal Michael Cohen, rejecting Cohen's request for leniency based on his cooperation with enforcement officials.

"Cohen, an and businessman, committed four distinct federal crimes over a period of several years. He was motivated to do so by personal greed, and repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive ends," New York's US said in a court submission.

Khuzami suggested a sentence in the range of 51 to 63 months for Cohen, who was a top and Trump's fixer at

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 04:40 IST