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Michael Cohen taken into custody for violating terms of his early release from prison

Posted July 9, 2020 2:17 p.m. EDT
Updated July 9, 2020 2:47 p.m. EDT

FILE -- Michael Cohen, the disgraced former lawyer for President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee in Washington on Feb. 27, 2019. Cohen was among some of the inmates at a federal prison camp in upstate New York who were told they would be released into home confinement because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, several defense lawyers said on Friday, April 17, 2020. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times)

— President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has been taken into custody for violating terms of his early release from prison, his attorney Jeffrey Levine told reporters Thursday afternoon.

Cohen was released on furlough from prison in late May due to coronavirus fears.

Cohen was serving a three-year sentence in New York after pleading guilty to lying to Congress, tax charges and two campaign finance charges for facilitating hush money payments to two women who alleged affairs with Trump. Trump has denied having affairs with the women.

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