Cohen Reports To Prison On Monday — He’ll Join Some Big Names There

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 2: Billy McFarland attends Magnises and Emir Bahadir Host THE WHITE PARTY at Private Residence on March 2, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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May 6, 2019 6:00 a.m.

Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen is headed to prison on Monday, where he will serve 36 months for tax evasion, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations, as well as lying to Congress.

Cohen will serve out his time at the Otisville prison just outside New York City in the Catskills. He will be housed at the lower security campus of the prison, dubbed one of “America’s cushiest prisons” in 2009. The prison is a magnet of sorts for big names doing time for white collar crimes, like Martha Stewart and former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland.

When he reports to Otisville on Monday, Cohen will join a few big names currently serving time at the prison known as the “castle behind bars”:

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

Sorrentino, best known for his stint on the reality television show “The Jersey Shore,” is in Otisville serving time for tax evasion. He’s only serving an eight-month sentence, so the tanned reality star won’t be walking the Otisville halls for long.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 29: Television personality Mike Sorrentino arrives at the “Jersey Shore Family Vacation” Premiere Party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails on March 29, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for MTV)

Dean Skelos

Skelos, the former New York State Senate majority leader, is serving a four-year sentence in Otisville for a corruption scheme. The formerly powerful politician pressured executives to pay his son’s business $300,000 for little work, threatening to kill legislation that would aide their businesses if they didn’t comply.

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NEW YORK, NY – MAY 12: Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos walks into a Manhattan court for his sentencing on May 12, 2016 in New York, New York. Skelos and his son Adam are scheduled to be sentenced for eight felony counts of bribery, extortion and conspiracy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sholam Weiss

Of all of Cohen’s infamous prison mates, Weiss is serving by far the longest sentence. Weiss was arrested in 2000 after a year running from law enforcement. He’s now serving an 835-year sentence for an extensive fraud scheme that swindled thousands of people out of their life savings.

Billy McFarland

McFarland is serving a six-year sentence in Otisville for fraud, stemming from his notorious music festival that never was, Fyre Festival. The serial scam artist was also charged with starting a sham company while he was out on pre-trial release.

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WATER MILL, NY – JULY 30: Billy McFarland attends The 23rd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction at The Watermill Center on July 30, 2016 in Water Mill, NY. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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