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UPDATED 10:12 AM PT — Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Michael Cohen is sentenced to three-years behind bars in relation to convictions for multiple crimes.

A New York federal judge handed down the sentence Wednesday after Cohen pleaded guilty to charges related to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations.

Cohen was also sentenced for lying to Congress, which was a charge brought forward by Robert Mueller.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, leaves federal court after his sentencing in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

The judge also ordered Cohen to forfeit $500,000, pay over one million dollars in restitution, and pay a $50,000 fine.

This comes after Cohen’s lawyer argued the president could of shutdown the investigation, and urged the judge to consider his client’s “life of good works.” He will be allowed to surrender on Wednesday, March 6, 2018.

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