Michael Cohen to be released from prison due to coronavirus concerns

by Bryan Brammer · Apr 17th, 2020 12:22 pm

Last Updated Apr 17th, 2020 at 2:26 pm

President Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, is scheduled to be released from prison early due to the coronavirus pandemic, a source close to the case told Fox News Thursday.

Cohen, who at one time was described as Trump's "bit bull," turned against the president during a congressional testimony in February 2019 when he pleaded guilty to lying about Trump's dealings with Russia, among other charges.

Cohen is currently serving time at New York's Federal Correctional Institution Otisville, where he will be spend 14 days in quarantine before being released to home confinement to serve the remainder of his three-year sentence, sources reported.

Earlier this month, Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau of Prisons to increase the use of home confinement in an effort to protect both personnel and inmates from coronavirus.

? As of Thursday, 473 federal inmates and 279 BOP staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. Eighteen prisoners have died since the end of March.


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