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Cohen turns to Congress to cut sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is again turning to Congress as part of a renewed bid to reduce his prison sentence. Cohen’s lawyers sent a letter to the Democratic heads of three congressional committees last month urging them to ask U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III to cut the length of his three-year prison term, and allow Cohen to serve his time at his New York City apartment. The letter said Cohen deserved leniency because of the “substantial assistance” he had provided to congressional committees scrutinizing Trump. It said sending him home from a prison 70 miles outside the city would make him more easily accessible to investigators.

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