Michael Cohen served as the personal lawyer and fixer to President Donald Trump up until May 2018 when he left Trump’s team due to legal conflicts. He had been working for the Trump dynasty for at least the last decade, and Trump himself selected Cohen as his personal attorney around the time of his inauguration in January 2017.
Previously, Cohen worked with the Trump Foundation as executive vice president and special counsel to Trump. Cohen, who at one time said he would take a bullet for the president, surrendered to the FBI on Aug. 21, The Washington Post reported. Cohen will face three to four years of jail time as part of his plea deal, which required a sign-off by the IRS and includes the former fixer’s admitting guilt in multiple counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud and bank fraud, according to CNN.