Michael Cohen Set To Begin Prison Sentence
Michael Cohen reported to prison on Monday, nearly five months after his sentencing.
President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and alleged “fixer” was sentenced to three years in prison last December for tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations over his hush payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims that she had an affair with Trump in 2006. (RELATED: Michael Cohen Speaks Ahead Of Mueller Report Release)
Cohen reported to a minimum-security federal prison in Otisville, New York on Monday where he will have a special food menu and access to his own personal Rabbi, among other amenities.
The Federal Correctional Institute, which is located roughly 70 miles form Manhattan, offers a food menu that includes matzo ball soup and gefilte fish. (RELATED: Michael Cohen Has A Ploy To Reduce His Prison Sentence)
The prison was described by white-collar criminal Larry Levine as “Jewish heaven” for its proximity to several major New York Jewish communities.
The report states:
The 52-year-old Cohen will be housed in dorm-like accommodations at the facility’s minimum-security camp, which prison consultants say has become a destination for Jewish inmates due to its proximity to New York City’s Jewish and upstate New York’s Orthodox Jewish enclaves.
Before Cohen reported to prison, he had one last message to the American public: “I hope that when I rejoin my family and friends that the country will be in a place without xenophobia, injustice and lies at the helm of our country. I look forward to the day that I can share the truth.”
Pres. Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen as he departs his home to serve a 3-year prison sentence: “I hope that when I rejoin my family and friends that the country will be in a place without xenophobia, injustice and lies at the helm of our country.” https://t.co/5kReMNOKRP pic.twitter.com/7TZYIIumjr
— CNN (@CNN) May 6, 2019
Cohen was Trump’s personal attorney for over a decade but turned on his long-time boss after his legal troubles. During an explosive congressional testimony in February, Cohen referred to the president as “a racist … a conman … a cheat.”