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Michael Cohen, the former lawyer to President Donald Trump who pleaded guilty last year to nine separate federal crimes, got a two-month reprieve on Wednesday from a judge who gave him until May 6 to report to prison.
Cohen made the request so he could have time to recover from shoulder surgery and prepare for his upcoming congressional testimony, his attorney Michael Monico wrote to the judge.
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Cohen ‘underwent a serious surgical procedure and he needs to undergo intensive post-surgical physical therapy and be monitored by his physician for recovery,' the letter stated.
The letter to the judge noted the Southern District of New York, which led the prosecution against Cohen, did not object to the request.
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Judge William Pauley granted Cohen's request for the 60-day delay.
Cohen received a three-year sentence from Pauley in December for bank and tax fraud, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws.
He was supposed to report to prison on March 6.
Cohen had pledged to talk to the House and Senate intelligence committees in private and to the House Oversight and Reform Committee in public before he was supposed to report to prison on March 6.
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He has delayed his scheduled appearances three times for various reasons.
Cohen was initially scheduled to testify before the House Oversight panel on February 7, but that was canceled and a new date has not been announced.
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He was supposed to testify behind closed doors before the House Intelligence Committee on February 8 but that was rescheduled for February 28.
He was scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on February 12 but that was postponed for 'post surgery medical needs' - Cohen had shoulder surgery last month - and has not be rescheduled.
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