It’s been nearly four years since Michael Cohen went to federal prison, in part because of his role in the Stormy Daniels hush-money scandal. Now a similar fate could be facing his former boss, Donald Trump.
Not only did the brouhaha end Cohen’s relationship with Trump, his main client since 2006, but it also got him disbarred.
But Cohen — perhaps picking up some tips from his former boss’ famous money-making hustle — has managed to make a living.
The disgraced lawyer and erstwhile taxi cab mogul used to live in Trump Tower and dined almost daily at Upper East Side hot spots such as Le Bilboquet and La Goulue.
And while he may not be spending that kind of cash these days, we hear he’s piecing together a decent income with a series of ventures.
Cohen — who was locked up for tax evasion and lying to Congress during its Russia investigations, as well as campaign finances violations related to the Daniels case — has a podcast that’s popular enough that he’s been able to shop it to various networks to renegotiate better deals.
Insiders tell Page Six that his weekly show, “Mea Cupla,” bags more than $5,000 an episode. He’s coming up on his 300th, seemingly putting his income from the show somewhere around the $1.5 million mark.
Meanwhile, he also has a tongue-in-cheek line of merch for the show, which includes personalized orange jumpsuits starting at $59.95, some with “45” on the chest — a reference to Trump, who was the 45th President of the United States. It also includes baseball caps, a novelty “get out of jail free” card, bumper stickers, mouse mats and beer glasses, among other items.
He’s also penned not one but two books: the New York Times bestseller “Disloyal,” which was published by Skyhorse, and “Dishonest,” published by Melville House.
In 2021, Cohen worked with a company called ArtGrails to create NFTs of his prison badge, we reported.
Fans can also get a personalized video messages from Cohen on Cameo for $100, and businesses can hire him to record a message about its company or products for $5,000.
He also does video calls for $300.
Cohen has reportedly also been consulting with powerful people on how to improve their public images.
As part of his punishment, he was also ordered to pay $50,000 fine and restitution of $1,393,858.
Cohen didn’t immediately get back to us.