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Mueller probe: Prosecutors given Friday deadline for sentencing memo on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 5 days ago Bart Jansen

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A New York judge ordered Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday to provide sentencing memos for Michael Cohen by 5 p.m. Friday.

U.S. District Judge William Pauley said the filings should be delivered by hand — rather than electronically — to his chambers in Manhattan.

Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and self-described fixer, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 12. He has asked for no prison time because of his cooperation with Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The cases involve Cohen's guilty pleas to paying six-figure hush-money to Trump's alleged mistresses and to lying to Congress about the president's plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow that extended into the campaign.

The prosecution filings will likely describe Cohen's cooperation since August on those and perhaps other issues.

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