Michael Cohen — who is still on house arrest — was spotted at fancy French bistro Le Bilboquet on the Upper East Side Wednesday night, after generating a flurry of headlines by eating at the same spot nearly a year ago.
Cohen, 54, pled guilty to campaign finance fraud stemming from hush-money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal — as well as tax evasion and lying to Congress — and was sentenced to three years.
He was released from prison in May 2020 due to concerns about coronavirus, and has been serving out the remainder of his sentence — ending in November — under house arrest.
Cohen’s lawyer Jeffrey K. Levine tells us that for Wednesday evening’s dining out, Cohen “got special permission from the BOP [Bureau of Prisons} and RRM [Residential Reentry Management] to eat out. He made a request and it was granted.”