Cohen had filed a lawsuit against his detention. He said he was sent back to prison for writing a book to be published before the November presidential election. In the book, Trump is said to be portrayed as a racist, according to minutes from the trial. In addition, it contains revealing details about his behavior behind closed doors, it said.
Judge Alvin Hellerstein based his decision on the fact that Cohen’s constitutional rights had not been respected when he had to return to prison on June 9. This happened after Cohen refused to sign a form that was supposed to keep him from publishing his book. It would have forbidden him to get in touch with the media or to be active on social networks.
Cohen’s legal adviser Lanny Davis speculated after the detention that she might be involved in the planned book release. Cohen initially wanted to oppose the requirement that he not speak to the media and not publish the book, Davis recently told reporters. Cohen then complied when he was threatened with returning behind bars. Davis called “stupidity” that Cohen’s resubmission could have something to do with his restaurant visit.
In a highly regarded trial, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison in December 2018. He had pleaded guilty to several crimes before the courts, including false testimony before Congress and violations of campaign finance laws. The latter was a hush money payment that Cohen said he had executed on Trump’s behalf.
Cohen has worked for Trump for more than a decade and has been a central figure in several affairs about the President. He was often described as Trump’s “sweeper” until there was a break between the two. Cohen turned away from Trump and made serious allegations against the president in court and the US Congress.
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