Feb 20, 2019 - World

Judge grants Cohen’s request to push back start of prison term

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

A federal judge on Wednesday granted a request from President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen to push back the date that he must report to prison from March 6 to May 6.

Why it matters: Cohen made the request because he recently underwent a "serious surgical procedure" and said he needs time to recover. The delay will likely give Cohen time to prepare for congressional testimonies he had postponed as a result of the surgery — which his attorneys said are expected to take place next week.

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