After a year behind bars, the former lawyer staff to Donald Trump Michael Cohen has been released from prison on Thursday, may 21. He has been able to return to his home in new york from which he will now serve his sentence. He had to stay behind bars until November 2021. His lawyers have asked in the month of march, he could receive a summons at home because of the contagion risk of the new coronavirus. They have argued that his medical history including the "lung problems" which would make it particularly vulnerable to the virus. A federal judge had initially rejected the request.
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"There are still many things to say [...] I look forward to getting to the day where I could share the truth," said Michael Cohen before entering prison. He had spoken of writing a book and adapting his experiences to the screen. Donald Trump, against which he had returned after being long touted as his " pitbull ", had his side qualified for " low " and " rats ", ready to all the lies to avoid jail.
Nearly 2,500 inmates of federal prisons in the united states have been released (about 150 000 inmates in total) due to the pandemic. Among them, Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for Donald Trump, out of prison on may 13, while he was serving a sentence of seven and a half years for fraud débusquées in the context of the sprawling investigation on suspicion of collusion between Moscow and the campaign team of a billionaire republican in the presidential 2016.