Michael Cohen Is Returned to Federal Custody Over Home-Confinement Rules

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s onetime lawyer and fixer, was taken back into federal custody on Thursday after being furloughed from prison in May, federal officials said.

Today, Michael Cohen refused the conditions of his home confinement and as a result, has been returned to a federal Bureau of Prisons facility, the bureau said in a statement.

Mr. Cohen, 53, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to campaign finance violations and other crimes, was released from federal prison on May 20 on furlough and allowed to return to his home. He had asked to be released over health concerns related to the coronavirus.

He had been serving a three-year sentence at a minimum-security camp next to a medium-security federal prison and detention center in Otisville, N.Y., about 75 miles northwest of New York City.


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