Michael Cohen Reportedly To Be Released From Prison Due To Coronavirus, Serving Remainder Of Sentence At Home

Michael Cohen, former lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, exits the Federal Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in New York City.

President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, will reportedly be released early from prison and will spend the rest of his sentence at home due to the coronavirus outbreak in the New York facility where he has been serving his sentence.

As the Wall Street Journal reports, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to lying to Congress and for campaign finance violations. He has been behind bars since last May and was expected to remain there until November of next year. However, the federal correctional institute in Otisville in upstate New York has experienced an outbreak of COVID-19, and Cohen was granted compassionate release, according to an insider.

Cohen initially appealed for compassionate release in March but was denied by the judge who said in the ruling that the lawyer was seeking to “inject himself into the news cycle.”

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by – inquisitr.com