Coronavirus News: Michael Cohen to be released early from prison due to COVID-19

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Friday, April 17, 2020
Michael Cohen departs after testifying before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington.
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Federal Bureau of Prisons has notified Michael Cohen that he will be released early from prison due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Cohen's attorney, Roger Adler, and sources familiar with the matter.

Cohen is serving a three-year sentence at the federal prison camp in Otisville, New York.

He was scheduled for release in November 2021, but several staff and inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

Cohen will be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence from home confinement, his attorney told ABC News. He will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine at the prison camp before he is released.

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