behind bars

Michael Cohen acting as ‘mayor’ in jail, says attorney

Jailed lawyer denies that Omarosa is his new spiritual advisor: 'I'm Jewish'

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Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building before beginning his prison term Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York.

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is reportedly living “like a celebrity” in prison and acting like the “mayor” of the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution, according to Page Six.

“He’s literally the mayor of the prison. He’s doing great,” Cohen’s attorney David Schwartz told the New York tabloid. “The other inmates call him ‘Mr. Mayor.’” 

Cohen began serving a three-year sentence at the upstate prison in May after admitting to campaign finance violations and fraud.

Cohen also sent a note to Page Six over the weekend disputing a previous report that former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has taken on a new role of serving as his personal advisor and spiritual guru. 

“Omarosa is not my spiritual advisor (I’m Jewish),” Cohen wrote. “She is not my emotional advisor (She is a friend). She did not come to Otisville… as she has not yet been approved for visitation.” 

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