Michael Cohen surrenders to the FBI
What we're covering here
- Michael Cohen: President Trump's former personal attorney has surrendered to the FBI, according to a law enforcement source.
- Guilty: Cohen is expected to plead guilty to multiple counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud and bank fraud as part of the deal, which includes jail time.
- What's next: Cohen is scheduled to appear for a court hearing at 4 p.m. ET.
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Michael Cohen pleads guilty to 8 counts
From CNN's Mark Morales
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty today to eight counts that include tax evasion and campaign finance violations.
- Counts 1 to 5: Evasion of Assessment of Income Tax Liability
- Count 6: False Statements to a Bank
- Count 7: Causing an Unlawful Corporate Contribution
- Count 8: Excessive Campaign Contribution
In a plea deal, he said that "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office" he kept information that would have been harmful to the candidate and the campaign from becoming public.
A sentencing date is set for December.
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Michael Cohen is in the courtroom
From CNN's Erica Orden
Michael Cohen entered the courtroom in Manhattan federal court minutes after 4 p.m. ET, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and gold tie. He smiled and nodded at several reporters in attendance to cover the proceedings.
Cohen’s attorney Guy Petrillo entered moments after his client.
Also in court to observe Cohen’s guilty plea were Deputy US Attorney Robert Khuzami and the US Attorney’s office’s chief of the public corruption unit.