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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen released from jail due to coronavirus outbreak

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen
released from jail due to 
coronavirus outbreak

AFP
New York
US President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen was released from prison to home confinement on Thursday, an AFP photographer witnessed, as part of a push to stem the spread of coronavirus among inmates.
Cohen is serving a three-year sentence after admitting paying hush money to two women who say they slept with Trump, for tax fraud and for lying to Congress.
He nodded to the media gathered in front of his Manhattan apartment as he entered wearing a face mask, blazer and a baseball cap.
Once Trump’s right-hand man, the 53-year-old lawyer fell out of favor with the president who dubbed him a “rat” after Cohen testified in federal court and to Congress.
In 2018 Cohen admitted a number of crimes including violating campaign finance laws by delivering payments prior to the 2016 election to a porn star and a former Playboy model alleging affairs with the president.