Michael Cohen to start prison sentence

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President Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen is scheduled to start his prison sentence Monday.

Cohen reports to the prison in Otisville, New York Monday.

Day one of his three year sentence for several white collar crimes, including tax fraud and campaign finance violations. Forbes magazine rated the federal correctional facility “one of americas 10 cushiest prisons” in 2009. It houses 858 inmates, including doomed Fyre Festival promoter Billy McFarland and former Jersey Shore cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.

Otisville is located 70 miles from New York City, tucked at the foot of the Catskill mountains and is made up of two campuses, a medium and a minimum security center.

The Bureau of Prisons which designates where inmates stay won’t comment on where Cohen will be housed, until he checks in. But according to the BOP website, Cohen’s day will likely begin at 6 am with a wake up call and lights on. Lights out at 11:30.

His days will be made up of meals, work calls, unit sanitation and leisure activity time which, depending on the campus, could include basketball, bocce ball or horseshoes.

Perhaps a stark difference from the past year where Cohen kept busy meeting with his lawyers, appearing in court… or testifying to congress publicly and behind closed doors, in his efforts to clear his name and distance himself from the president.

Earlier this month, Cohen’s attorneys tried to delay his report date after he discovered a hard drive and documents that he wanted to review but that effort obviously failed. His attorney says he has to report to Otisville by 2 pm eastern time.

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