Michael Cohen, the former lawyer to Donald Trump who once said he’d take a bullet for the president, has been given a 36-month prison sentence.
He is the first member of Mr Trump’s inner circle to be jailed over the special counsel’s inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
He has pleaded guilty to multiple crimes including campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress.
In court Cohen blasted his former boss.
Cohen, 52, told Judge William Pauley in the Manhattan courthouse that Mr Trump caused him to “follow a path of darkness rather than light”.
He told the court his “weakness was a blind loyalty to Donald Trump.”
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