Michael Cohen’s Prison Sentence Delayed, Public Hearing Scheduled

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U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley agreed Wednesday to a request from Michael Cohen’s attorney to allow his client to report to prison as late as May 6, rather than on March 6 as Pauley had ordered, Politico reports. Last December, the Pauley sentenced Cohen to three years in prison after his guilty plea to a variety of fraud charges as well as charges that he conspired to arrange illegal donations to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign in the form of unreported payments to women claiming to have had sexual affairs with the candidate.

Pauley provided no detailed explanation for his order delaying Cohen’s reporting date, but the letter from Cohen’s attorney Michael Monico cited health issues and congressional testimony as grounds for the postponement. Cohen will appear before the House Oversight Committee for a public hearing on Feb. 27, Chairman Elijah Cummings announced Wednesday.

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