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Michael Cohen is being released from prison due to COVID-19 and is expected to serve out the rest of his sentence under house arrest, according to report

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, is said to have secured an early release from federal prison as the new coronavirus continues to spread, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A person familiar with the matter told The Journal that Cohen would serve out the rest of his three-year sentence from home confinement. 
Cohen pleaded guilty in 2018 to tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign-finance violations as well as making false statements to Congress. He was scheduled for release in November 2021.
According to the federal Bureau of Prisons online tracking system, 2,265 federal inmates and 279 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 across the US. An additional 2,177 inmates and 389 staff have recovered from the virus as of May 20.
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, is said to have secured an early release from federal prison as the new coronavirus continues to spread.

A person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that Cohen is expected to leave the federal prison in Otisville, New York, located about 75 miles northwest of New York City, and serve out the rest of his three-year sentence from home confinement. See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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