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Tue Apr 20, 2021, 09:22 PM

U.S. judge rejects ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's bid to end sentence early

Source: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a petition by Michael Cohen, the onetime personal lawyer and fixer for former President Donald Trump, to release him from home confinement in May, six months ahead of schedule.

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl said the petition was premature because prosecutors were not yet required, under a 2018 law allowing early release for some prisoners, to credit Cohen for hundreds of hours of work and courses he completed while imprisoned at a federal facility in New York state.

The Manhattan judge also said Cohen had failed to exhaust his administrative remedies, and faced no irreparable harm because there was "no basis to conclude that Mr. Cohen's service of his sentence violates his constitutional rights."Cohen, who represented himself, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The 54-year-old Cohen is serving a three-year sentence for campaign finance violations, tax evasion and other crimes to which he pleaded guilty in December 2018.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/us-judge-rejects-ex-trump-lawyer-michael-cohens-bid-to-end-sentence-early/ar-BB1fRN3U?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply U.S. judge rejects ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's bid to end sentence early (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 20 OP
groundloop Apr 20 #1
yaesu Apr 20 #2
joetheman Apr 21 #3
padah513 Apr 21 #5
The Roux Comes First Apr 21 #4
riversedge Apr 21 #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 10:59 PM

1. I hope like hell the individual who ordered those crimes gets charged and convicted

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 11:23 PM

2. When will the real criminal tRump be locked up or will he get away with his crimes like so many

repuke presidents before him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 12:29 AM

3. Biden could commute his sentence.

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Response to joetheman (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:12 AM

5. He could but he shouldn't

Remember that Cohen was a trump goon who would still be a trump goon if he didn't get caught. And the only reason he went to jail was because he wasn't forthcoming with the investigators. Had he been upfront from the beginning, he was in the clear.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 01:28 AM

4. Isn't More Squeezing of This Tube Possible?

I can always find a bit more toothpaste when the spouse gives up.

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Response to The Roux Comes First (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 07:39 AM

6. Trump seems to get lots of tubes to squeeze--year after year.

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