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Michael Cohen's prison date postponed to May

Prosecutors argued Cohen needed time to recover after shoulder surgery

February 20, 2019 - 12:21 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has agreed to postpone the start of ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's prison sentence by two months to May 6.

New York Judge William Pauley signed off on the delay Wednesday after Cohen's lawyers said he needed more time to recover from shoulder surgery. They noted prosecutors did not object to the one-time extension.

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

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

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

Cohen was originally scheduled to report to prison March 6.

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