President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer has left his Manhattan home before starting a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump’s behalf.
Michael Cohen was expected to report later Monday at the federal prison in Otisville, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northwest of New York City.
He paused briefly outside the building and spoke to a media throng, saying he looks forward to the day when he can “share the truth.” Cohen condemned the “xenophobia, injustice and lies at the helm of our country.”
Then he was escorted to a waiting vehicle and driven away.
Cohen was originally scheduled to start his sentence in March, but a judge granted a two-month delay so he could recover from surgery and get his affairs in order.
Cohen, 53, is the only person charged with a crime in connection with the hush-money payments to women who allegedly had affairs with Trump.