Prosecutors deny Michael Cohen's request for early release from prison over coronavirus concerns

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Michael Cohen is not getting out of prison early.

On March 17, Cohen asked to be released from prison early and go into home confinement due to coronavirus concerns. He was denied.

President Donald Trump's former personal attorney argued that the Bureau of Prison was unable to protect inmates from Covid-19. On Monday, the Southern District of New York denied his claim, saying "Cohen's cursory submission fails to offer any factual support for his claim or any legal basis upon which his motion could be granted."

Cohen is serving a 36 month sentence for tax evasion, lying to Congress, bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

He is scheduled to be released on Nov. 22, 2021.