Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti may be temporarily released from a New York federal detention center where he’s awaiting sentencing on an extortion conviction — provided he meets certain requirements, including testing negative for the coronavirus, a federal judge in California said Friday.”If the defendant is found to be exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or is confirmed to have COVID-19, the defendant shall not be released to the public because of the danger the defendant poses to the community,” District Court Judge James Selma said in a release order.After a 14-day quarantine at a federal facility, Avenatti would be released on a $1 million bond to the custody of a childhood friend in Los Angeles for 90 days and must shelter in place, the order said. The friend could be held in contempt of court if Avenatti violates the terms of his release.Avenatti also would be required to wear a location monitoring bracelet.Coronavirus outbreak prompts Madoff, Avenatti, Cohen lawyers to push for their releaseAvenatti was convicted in February of trying to extort Nike and in the last month, his lawyers have been pushing for his release amid the virus pandemic.A March court

Continue To Full Article