Michael Cohen is released from prison early due to COVID-19

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney, from 2004-2006 was scheduled in mid-April to be released from prison early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was sentenced to three years in federal prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine after pleading guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations, on December 12, 2018. He was ordered to complete the rest of his sentence on home confinement, just as other inmates were ordered to, due to the fact that several staff and inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has since denied Michael Cohen, and the other inmates he privileges of completing their term under home confinement. And they now will have to spend the rest of this time in prison with COVID-19 positive staff and inmates.

 While in prison Cohen was writing to President Trump, “Tell all” which involves two hush-money payments to women Trump allegedly had affairs with. But he has received a letter from lawyers representing the Trump Organization telling him to halt writing. Stating that Cohen signed a non-disclosure agreement when he joined the Trump Organization and thus it would prohibit him from disclosing certain information about the president, his family, and the company.