Michael Cohen Released From Prison Amid Coronavirus Fears

Former Trump attorney turned anti-Trumper, Michael Cohen has been released from prison amid concerns over the coronavirus.

Cohen will serve out the remainder of his sentence in home confinement.

According to Fox News:

Michael Cohen, the former attorney for President Trump who was imprisoned last year after pleading guilty to several charges, was released to home confinement Thursday amid concerns over the coronavirus.

Cohen was released on furlough from Federal Correctional Institute Otisville Thursday morning to stay at home with his wife, Laura Shusterman, and their children. Fox News has learned that Cohen will have a monitoring device and will not be allowed to leave his New York City apartment.

Cohen, 53, has been serving his three-year sentence at the FCI Otisville in Otisville, N.Y., a federal prison in the countryside 70 miles northwest of New York City, after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress about Trump’s past dealings in Russia, among other charges. He started serving his sentence in May 2019 and was scheduled to be released in November 2021.

FCI Otisville has had several inmates and staff members testing positive for COVID-19. Bureau of Prisons officials said last week that more than 2,400 inmates had been moved into home confinement since Attorney General Bill Barr ordered the agency to increase the practice.

This follows a judge’s ruling in March denying his request for early release because he failed to show a compelling reason.


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