U.S. lawyer Michael Avenatti handed 2½-year prison sentence for extortion

U.S. lawyer Michael Avenatti arrives for sentencing hearing in Manhattan

Michael Avenatti, the brash California lawyer who once represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against then-president Donald Trump, was sentenced Thursday to two and half years in prison for trying to extort up to $25 million US from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity.

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