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Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime lawyer, sentenced to 3 years in prison

NEW YORK - A federal judge sentenced Michael Cohen, the president's longtime lawyer and self-described fixer, to three years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a series of criminal schemes, some of which Cohen tearfully blamed on "blind loyalty to Donald Trump."

"Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty to a veritable smorgasbord of illegal conduct," U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III said. "Each of the crimes involved deception, and each appears to have been motivated by personal gain and ambition."

Cohen, once among Trump's most aggressive and loyal acolytes, had asked to be spared prison time, and he told the judge that he's tried to make amends by cooperating with law enforcement.

"My departure as

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