Cohen associate advocates for former Trump lawyer's home confinement following delay

Cohen associate advocates for former Trump lawyer's home confinement following delay
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A legal advisor and associate of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE's former personal lawyer Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenMichael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip Why the Trump Organization indictment may be far less consequential than the media think Michael Cohen: Weisselberg indictment 'the tip of the iceberg' MORE on Saturday called for Cohen be transferred to a low-level security facility where he'd be quarantined for 14 days before being allowed to serve the rest of his prison sentence from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In mid-April, a New York federal judge ruled that Cohen could serve the rest of his sentence at home. Cohen was supposed to be transferred to FCI Otisville, a low-level security prison camp, where he would be in quarantine for 14 days before fulfilling the rest of his time at his personal residence. However, Cohen wasn't transferred yesterday.

"Following promises and published expectations, Michael Cohen remains in effect in solitary confinement, under quarantine, rather than under home confinement as he was led to believe would occur yesterday, May 1," Cohen's legal advisor Lanny Davis said in a statement Saturday afternoon.

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"We hope that someone in positions of authority gives him and his family assurance that his release under home confinement for the remainder of his term will be forthcoming, for the valid reasons previously announced."

Cohen is almost a year into his three-year prison sentence. He was convicted last year of alleged financial crimes, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.

He is one of several high-profile inmates to ask for an early release, as the pandemic has hit the country's prison system particularly hard.

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in litigation against the president, was temporarily released from prison last week because of the pandemic.