Trump Ex-Lawyer Cohen Back in House Arrest on Friday
Michael Cohen, ex-attorney for US President Trump, will be released from prison on Friday to return to house arrest.
He was arrested again on July 9 after he was released from prison in May for the coronavirus and was placed under house arrest.
He was jailed again after questioning an agreement that prevented him from publishing a book about Trump.
A US federal court ruled on Thursday that Cohen had been the victim of retaliation and determined that he can return to house arrest.
Convicted ex-lawyer Michael Cohen (53) served as Trump’s advisor from 2006 to 2018 and was regarded as his fixer in the media.
He was sentenced to three years in prison at the end of 2018 after confessing tax fraud, among other things. He also broke the rules on election campaign funding to influence the 2016 presidential election won by Trump.
Earlier this year, the remainder of the sentence was turned into house arrest to prevent possible coronavirus infection in prison. On July 2, he was seen dining at a restaurant in New York.