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Jose Garcia

(2,708 posts)
Fri May 1, 2020, 01:52 PM May 2020

Michael Cohen's early prison release over coronavirus concerns was rescinded: Sources

Source: ABC News

President Donald Trump's former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen will not be leaving prison to serve out the rest of his term in home confinement, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Two weeks ago, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) had notified Cohen that he would be released early from prison due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Cohen's attorney Roger Adler told ABC News at the time.

Cohen is serving a 3-year sentence at the federal prison camp in Otisville, New York, where several staff and inmates have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

He is scheduled for release in November 2021. Cohen would have been allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence from home confinement.

It appears that other prisoners at Otisville who were granted home confinement have also lost those privileges, according to the sources. The BOP has not responded to requests for comment from ABC News.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/michael-cohens-early-prison-release-coronavirus-concerns-rescinded/story?id=70456164&id=70456164&__twitter_impression=true

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Michael Cohen's early prison release over coronavirus concerns was rescinded: Sources (Original Post) Jose Garcia May 2020 OP
Is it because he's writing a tell-all book? cp May 2020 #1
I doubt it since other prisoners who had nothing to do with his book also had theirs totodeinhere May 2020 #5
What better way to be able to claim Miguelito Loveless May 2020 #9
That just means they ALL have to suffer as a way for Trump to punish Cohen. n/t pnwmom May 2020 #17
That would be my guess. gab13by13 May 2020 #14
Oh my greenjar_01 May 2020 #2
I'm glad. Let one out, let them all out. Maybe the bigger issue is how and why we imprison ... marble falls May 2020 #3
More than any other country I believe LiberalArkie May 2020 #4
We imprison too many but I do think that he deserves to be in prison even though many others, totodeinhere May 2020 #6
I agree, he did his crime he made his deal so as to not serve a full term. He held things ... marble falls May 2020 #10
yeah but what he did NJCher May 2020 #18
Is this a double standard, where Stone gets favorable treatment and Cohen gets solitary? ffr May 2020 #7
Yet, Stone's report date has been pushed up SheltieLover May 2020 #8
"I hope Cohen is not going to be Epsteined." wouldn't shock me .nt Jarqui May 2020 #11
Me too!!! I want to see his book!!! onecent May 2020 #12
He'd be wise to get all his writing, audio/video testimony and evidence Jarqui May 2020 #13
Exactly, giving him the virus gab13by13 May 2020 #15
I'm surprised that Cohen hasn't had a case of The Epstein Flu. I'll be surprised if Stone or Flynn abqtommy May 2020 #16
 

greenjar_01

(6,477 posts)
2. Oh my
Fri May 1, 2020, 02:02 PM
May 2020


"It appears that other prisoners at Otisville who were granted home confinement have also lost those privileges,..."

See, it's all very cool and very legal.



totodeinhere

(13,159 posts)
6. We imprison too many but I do think that he deserves to be in prison even though many others,
Fri May 1, 2020, 02:15 PM
May 2020

especially people of color do not.

marble falls

(59,576 posts)
10. I agree, he did his crime he made his deal so as to not serve a full term. He held things ...
Fri May 1, 2020, 03:05 PM
May 2020

back for his book which seemed to taint his testimony. Let him sit with the same chances as anyone else.

NJCher

(36,506 posts)
18. yeah but what he did
Fri May 1, 2020, 05:32 PM
May 2020

does not deserve the death sentence, which it could very well be in overcrowded prisons.

ffr

(22,808 posts)
7. Is this a double standard, where Stone gets favorable treatment and Cohen gets solitary?
Fri May 1, 2020, 02:18 PM
May 2020

This stinks to high heaven! Those who are behind the double standard should be put behind bars.

SheltieLover

(57,073 posts)
8. Yet, Stone's report date has been pushed up
Fri May 1, 2020, 02:19 PM
May 2020

At least a month due to covid.

Makes no sense.

I hope Cohen is not going to be Epsteined.

Jarqui

(10,169 posts)
13. He'd be wise to get all his writing, audio/video testimony and evidence
Fri May 1, 2020, 03:52 PM
May 2020

to a safe place (maybe more than one copy elsewhere) and let folks know he's done so asap.

Whatever became of Epstein's DVDs of his girls performing 'favors'?

gab13by13

(22,728 posts)
15. Exactly, giving him the virus
Fri May 1, 2020, 04:08 PM
May 2020

would be too slow a death, the "Epstein virus" is much quicker.

I mean this is a case where I don't feel bad jumping to conclusions. have they said who rescinded the releases? I haven't heard who is responsible. C'mon, I mean Trump is sending a message, a deal that Cohen can't refuse, release that book at your own peril.

These people are evil, Epstein did not commit suicide and he had similar information about Trump's sexual affairs. If Cohen has evidence about what Trump did at those Epstein parties his presidency is over.

Cohen is in grave danger, IMO.

abqtommy

(14,118 posts)
16. I'm surprised that Cohen hasn't had a case of The Epstein Flu. I'll be surprised if Stone or Flynn
Fri May 1, 2020, 04:50 PM
May 2020

avoid it either. We all know what tRUMP thinks of his "friends"...

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