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AR: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer, placed under house arrest

Cohen decided to release from prison in connection with the threat of infection with coronavirus

Former lawyer for President Donald Trump Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. The Associated Press was told about this by a source familiar with the situation..

Cohen is currently in New York Federal Prison, serving a sentence since last May..AR: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, placed under house arrest He pleaded guilty to several crimes, including campaign finance fraud and perjury to Congress. Cohen will be quarantined for 14 days before release.

Upon release, Cohen will serve the remainder of his sentence at home, says a source who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity..AR: Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, is being placed under house arrest The lawyer was supposed to be released in November 2021

According to official figures, 14 inmates and seven employees of the prison in which Cohen is serving his sentence have contracted the coronavirus. In total, by Thursday, 473 prisoners in federal prisons and 279 employees of the Bureau of Prisons had tested positive for coronavirus. 18 prisoners have died from coronavirus since late March.

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