Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, is to be released from prison on Thursday to home confinement due to Covid-19 concerns.
Cohen, 53, is serving a three-year sentence for lying to Congress and campaign finance fraud.
New York is the epicentre of the pandemic in the US and the minimum-security prison where Cohen is detained has had a number of confirmed cases.
The US federal bureau of prison reports that 2,265 inmates and 188 staff have tested positive for Covid-19 nationwide, while 58 inmates have died due to the virus.
Earlier this month, another former Trump aide, ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort, was released from prison to serve the remainder of his custodial term at home due to Covid-19 fears.
Manafort, who was convicted of conspiracy and fraud charges, had served a little over a year of his seven-and-a-half year sentence.
Cohen – who was originally due to walk free in November 2021 – was expected to remain in quarantine for two weeks before early release.