Cohen will be able to spend the last six months of a three-year sentence under house arrest due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus in American prisons.
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was released from prison ahead of schedule under house arrest due to the threat of COVID-19. On Thursday, May 21, Reuters reported, citing sources.
Cohen’s three-year term in federal prison in Otisville (NY) expires in November 2021. However, he will be able to spend his remainder under house arrest. Over the past two weeks, Cohen has been quarantined.
In early April, US Attorney General William Barr instructed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to transfer prisoners from prison to house arrest because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection.
“You have been instructed to transfer to house arrest after a 14-day quarantine of all prisoners who, in your opinion, are suitable candidates for such a sentence,” he said.
Recall that in December 2018, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for a number of crimes, including tax evasion, violation of the rules of campaign financing, fraud in the banking sector and the provision of false information to U.S. financial institutions.