Many are speculating, however, that if Cohen continues to cooperate with prosecutors he will not have to serve any time at all. This will be interesting to see.
If Michael Cohen ever goes to jail, he will likely be surrounded by some familiar faces.
A judge has recommended that President Trump’s former personal lawyer — sentenced to three years for tax fraud and other crimes — serve his time in the minimum-security prison at the Federal Correctional Institution Otisville, in New York state.
The facility, 70 miles from Manhattan in Orange County, is home to “Jersey Shore” star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland and Dean Skelos, the former Republican leader of the state Senate convicted of corruption.
“It’s not fancy. They live in trailers. But there are no walls, no bars,” a lawyer familiar with the facilities told me. “Visiting is very lax and lenient. When the weather is nice, families come up and picnic.”