Cohen and his lawyers argued that his arrest was the result of his plans to write an unflattering book on Trump and Cohen’s experience in the justice system. He said his book would include examples of racist and anti-Semitic comments from Trump in private settings.
Cohen had been free since May in a compassionate release along with a wave of other federal and state prisoners across the country.
“I believe that the purpose of transferring Mr. Cohen from theft and childbirth to prison is retaliation and is retaliatory because of his desire to exercise his first amendment rights to publish a book and discuss anything about the book or anything else. what he wants on social media and with others, “Hellerstein said in a shocking discovery during a phone conference heard Thursday morning.
The judge dismissed arguments from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan that Cohen was rightfully jailed for fighting in a meeting with a probation officer who had been charged with monitoring his release.
Cohen, 53, filed a lawsuit against Attorney General William P. Barr and BOP officials earlier in the week. He claimed that his home birth was revoked as a refund for his book, which was due to be released before the November election.
Trump’s former confidant was taken into custody during a probation meeting at the federal court in Manhattan on July 9. He claimed he had never refused to wear a GPS ankle monitoring device for the duration of his sentence, which expires in November 2021. The US prosecutor’s office said Cohen was “antagonistic” during the meeting, leading to decision to revoke his release.
Cohen is serving a 36-month sentence following his guilty plea in two cases. He admitted that he violated the campaign’s funding violations in orchestrating the payments of silence during the 2016 Trump campaign to two women who claimed to have relations with Trump. Trump denies those reports.