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Feds say Michael Avenatti should head to prison in Nike case

Michael Avenatti
Posted at 6:05 PM, Oct 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-29 21:05:21-04

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors have asked a judge to order California lawyer Michael Avenatti to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term.

The request Friday comes a year after Avenatti was convicted of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike.

Later Friday, Avenatti's lawyers responded by saying he should stay free until Feb. 28 due to a January criminal trial he faces and appeals work.

Avenatti became well known in 2018 representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against then-President Donald Trump.

The judge who sentenced Avenatti in July will decide when he reports to prison.