In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes after being charged by Manhattan federal prosecutors.
On Friday, prosecutors wrote, "In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1."
The pair of memos from two sets of prosecutors reflected competing views of Cohen's utility to the federal investigations ahead of his scheduled sentencing on Wednesday.
In their filing, prosecutors from the Manhattan US attorney's office knocked Cohen's "rose-colored view of the seriousness of his crimes," noting his years-long willingness to break the law.
In addition to the August case, Cohen was subsequently charged last week by the special counsel's office with one count of lying to Congress about the Moscow project.
Mr. Cohen has repeatedly lied and as the prosecution has pointed out to the court, Mr. Cohen is no hero.".
"In the process, Cohen deceived the voting public by hiding alleged facts that he believed would have had a substantial effect on the election. »