A former second-in-command of the Secret Service's Philadelphia office was sentenced yesterday to 33 months in prison for stealing $2,800 from the agency and bullying two novice agents he supervised into helping him hide the theft.
Weeping, Michael Cohen apologized to the Secret Service and his family and begged U.S. District Judge Berle M. Schiller not to send him to prison.
But citing the Secret Service's special responsibilities, including protecting the president, Schiller said: "People look up to Secret Service people. . . . Somebody in this position of trust just can't afford to jeopardize his status."