A huge amount of evidence, not just a guilty plea.
Reader comment on: Michael Cohen Guilty Plea Runs Afoul of Maimonides
Submitted by HOWARD SCHNEIDER (United States), Aug 28, 2018 21:32
I think Maimonides was talking about a confession where that is the only evidence. In Michael Cohen's case there was a huge amount of documentary evidence plus witnesses lined up against him. Under those circumstances he elected not to go to trial in order to get a lighter sentence. This was not a confession extracted from him in the Maimonides sense. There was no doubt he would have been convicted at trial - no doubt in his mind or in the mind of many others.
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