Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, on May 6 asked a federal judge to reduce his three-year prison term while claiming that Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department are biased against him.

(CNN) -- President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen will be released early from prison on Thursday and is expected to serve out the remainder of his sentence at home as coronavirus continues to spread behind bars, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Cohen will be released on furlough while he completes the process of being moved to home confinement, the person said.

The Wall Street Journal was first to report on Cohen's impending release.

Cohen was serving a three-year sentence in New York after pleading guilty to lying to Congress, tax charges and two campaign finance charges for facilitating hush money payments to two women who alleged affairs with Trump.

The Justice Department and the Bureau of Prisons have released scores of nonviolent and vulnerable inmates early as the pandemic grew in the corrections system. Cohen had anticipated being released earlier this month but his release was delayed as the agency's conditions for early release amid the pandemic were narrowed.

Cohen's lawyers did not respond to requests for comment.

CNN's Kara Scannell contributed to this report.

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