Skip to comments.AP source: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to be released from prison
Posted on 05/20/2020 5:22:33 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trumps longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Cohen has been serving a federal prison sentence at FCI Otisville in New York after pleading guilty to numerous charges, including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress.
He will be released on furlough with the expectation that he will transition to home confinement to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, the person said. Cohen, 53, began serving his sentence last May and was scheduled to be released from prison in November 2021.
The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Prison advocates and congressional leaders have been pressing the Justice Department for weeks to release at-risk inmates ahead of a potential outbreak, arguing that the public health guidance to stay 6 feet (1.8 meters) away from other people is nearly impossible behind bars.
Attorney General William Barr ordered the Bureau of Prisons in March and April to increase the use of home confinement and expedite the release of eligible high-risk inmates, beginning at three prisons identified as coronavirus hot spots. Otisville is not one of those facilities.
Cohen was told last month he would be released to serve the rest of his three-year sentence at home in response to concerns about coronavirus. He had told associates he was expecting to be released earlier this month.
The Bureau of Prisons has placed him on furlough as it continues to process a move to home confinement, the person familiar with the matter said.
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There’s a better atmosphere at home to write his memoirs.
Of course he was at Otisville because of course. Do they even lock the gates? Will his life even change once he’s been “set free”? What a joke.
Nice house you got there, Cohen - be a real shame if sometin happened to it.
They couldn’t hand out masks?
Just in time for the nov elections. How nice
Cohen talked tough, until they turned the screws on him, then he cried like a little girl.
You notice how they call him a “fixer”.
They never use that word to describe Clinton lawyers Greg Craig, David Kendall or Cheryl Mills.
I wonder why that is. spit.
Out just in time to trash POTUS during campaign season. What a surprise.
To rub it in Flynn’s face?
“Cohen was told last month he would be released to serve the rest of his three-year sentence at home in response to concerns about coronavirus.”
Three years? That’s pretty generous.
...and weres Roger Stone? House arrest in a NY COVID Old Folks House?
Keep him there. Society is safer for it.
Which means there are now zero people in jail related to the muller probe.
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