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After surgery, Michael Cohen’s prison date postponed to May

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President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is preparing to testify before three congressional committees this month. A judge agreed to postpone the start of Cohen’s prison sentence to May.
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A judge has agreed to postpone the start of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s prison sentence by two months to May 6.

New York Judge William Pauley approved the delay Wednesday after Cohen’s lawyers said he needed more time to recover from shoulder surgery and to prepare for congressional testimony. They noted prosecutors did not object.

Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, is also preparing to testify before three congressional committees this month.

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Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee and to campaign finance violations.

Cohen acknowledged lying about his role in a Trump business proposal in Moscow and paying two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump.

Cohen was originally scheduled to report to prison March 6.


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