President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen heads to jail on Monday to begin serving a three-year sentence for campaign-finance violations, tax evasion, bank fraud and lying to Congress.
Cohen spent his final weekend of freedom trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy — leaving his Manhattan apartment building on Saturday with his son to go to a coffee shop and then to a barbershop. They both got haircuts. Cohen’s next stop was the pricy store Barneys New York, where he told journalists that he plans to hold a news conference Monday before heading to prison.
Cohen remains the only person charged in a scandal involving hush-money payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, who had threatened during the presidential campaign to speak up about alleged affairs with Trump.
Cohen started to cast himself publicly as a whistleblower less than three months after the FBI raided his home and apartment.