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Cohen back in slammer after ill-advised dinner

Cohen back in slammer after ill-advised dinner

The mask didn’t save him. President Trump’s former personal lawyer, who was released amid coronavirus concerns, was photographed dining at a restaurant recently.

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s onetime lawyer and fixer, was taken back into federal custody on Thursday after being furloughed from prison in May, according to a person familiar with his legal status.

Mr. Cohen’s was returned to custody after the emergence in recent days of tabloid photographs that showed him at a Manhattan restaurant near his home.

Mr. Cohen, 53, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to campaign finance violations and other crimes, was released from a federal prison on May 20 on furlough and allowed to return to his home. He had asked to be released over health concerns related to the coronavirus.

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He had been serving his sentence at a minimum-security camp next to a medium-security federal prison and detention center in Otisville, N.Y., about 75 miles northwest of New York City.

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