WORLD Trump's ex personal attorney Michael Cohen leaves prison for home due to COVID-19 risk

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Trump's ex personal attorney Michael Cohen leaves prison for home due to COVID-19 risk

Xinhua

05:24, May 22, 2020

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Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term in New York on May 6, 2019. (File photo: AP)

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, was released on Thursday from a federal prison into home confinement in New York amid concerns he could be exposed to COVID-19.

Cohen, 53, who once proclaimed he "would take a bullet for the president," was sentenced in 2018 to a three-year federal prison term following guilty pleas to a number of financial and political crimes, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress, said an NPR report.

Video posted by NBC News showed Cohen walking into his New York apartment wearing a white shirt, a dark blazer, a ball cap and a white mask.


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