1. Various of Michael Cohen leaving court and getting into car
2. Lawyers walking out of building
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Khuzami, Deputy US Attorney for the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York:
"Today as you heard, Michael Cohen pled guilty to eight felony charges. Five of those dealt with tax evasion for the years 2012 through 2016 in which he failed to report approximately $4.1 million in reported income."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Khuzami, Deputy US Attorney for the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York:
"Mr. Cohen pled guilty to two campaign finance charges. One for causing an unlawful corporate contribution and a second one for personally making an excessive personal contribution, both for the purpose of influencing the 2016 election. In addition, what he did was he worked to pay money to silence two women who had information that he believed would be detrimental to the 2016 campaign and to the candidate and the campaign. In addition, Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement for that money by submitting invoices to the candidate's company which were untrue and false. They indicated that the reimbursement was for services rendered for the year 2017 when in fact those invoices were a sham. He provided no legal services for the year 2017 and it was simply a means to obtain reimbursement for the unlawful campaign contribution."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Robert Khuzami, Deputy US Attorney for the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York:
"These are very serious charges and reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over an extended period of time. They are significant in their own right. They are particularly significant when done by a lawyer. A lawyer who through training and tradition understands what it means to be a lawyer, to engage an honest and fair dealing and adherence to the law. Mr. Cohen disregarded that training, disregarded that tradition and decided that he was above the law. And for that he is going to pay a very, very serious price."
Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen says that he made hush money payments to two women "at the direction" of Trump.
Deputy U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami told reporters on Tuesday after Cohen's guilty plea that he submitted invoices to the candidate's company to obtain reimbursement for the unlawful campaign contributions.
Cohen pleaded guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud stemming from hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal.
The 51-year-old Cohen said in federal court in New York on Tuesday that he made the payments in coordination with Trump, who wasn't named, to influence the election. Both women claimed Trump had affairs with them, which he denies.
The other charges Cohen pleaded guilty to involve bank fraud and income tax evasion.
As part of his plea agreement, Cohen agreed not to challenge any sentence from 46 to 63 months.