Michael Cohen Has Been Officially Disbarred By The State Of New York

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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, was disbarred by the New York Supreme Court

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was officially banned from practicing law on Tuesday after a five-member panel on the New York Supreme Court disbarred the president’s former “fixer” in an eight-page decision, according to the New York Post.

Cohen was testifying before Congress in a closed-door hearing as the decision came down.

New York Daily News reporter Chris Sommerfeldt noted via Twitter that the court wrote Cohen "ceased to be an attorney upon his federal conviction of making false statements to the United States Congress."

Cohen, who is to report to prison in May to begin serving a three-year sentence, pleaded guilty to eight federal charges last year, including tax fraud, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.

The Daily News reported that Cohen was admitted to the New York bar in 1992, and the court's revocation of his privilege to practice only applies within the state.

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