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Michael Cohen 'Treated Like a Celebrity' in Prison

• by Lachlan Cartwrigh

Michael Cohen is being celebrated as a celebrity inside the federal prison where he's serving time after flipping on his former boss, President Donald Trump.

Prisoners have approached Inmate No. 86067-054 for advice on their legal problems, quizzed him about Trump's alleged dalliance with porn star Stormy Daniels, and tried to take photos of him on cellphones smuggled into the facility, according to people who've spoken to inmates.

Cohen, 52, entered the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, 70 miles northwest of Manhattan, on May 6. He is serving a three-year sentence for financial crimes, including illegal hush money paid to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump.

While he was disbarred after pleading guilty to felonies, the lawyer's expertise is still in demand.