Lawyer Throws Paul Manafort Under the Bus During Michael Cohen’s Sentencing Hearing

By Matt Naham |

Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, was in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday to learn his punishment for campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax fraud. Cohen also pleaded guilty recently to lying to congressional investigators about the Trump Tower “Moscow Project.”

Cohen has been sentenced to 36 months behind bars or three years in prison.

Cohen’s criminal defense attorney Guy Petrillo, a former prosecutor with the Southern District of New York (the U.S. Attorney’s office prosecuting Cohen), noticeably threw former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under the bus to draw a “contrast” between Manafort’s conduct and Cohen’s conduct.

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