The 53-year-old, who was once Trump’s personal attorney, was serving a three-year sentence for his role in paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, as well as financial crimes and lying to Congress.
Both women claimed to have had affairs with Trump.
Cohen served a little more than a year behind bars. He was released from Otisville prison in upstate New York and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement, sources told Reuters.
He had been eligible for release from prison in November 2021.
Cohen’s bid for compassionate release was shot down by a federal judge in March — but his early release was granted Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Prisons.
At the time, his lawyer said BOP was “demonstrably incapable of safeguarding and treating BOP inmates who are obliged to live in close quarters and are at an enhanced risk of catching coronavirus.”
Last week, Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was also sprung early from prison over coronavirus fears.