Kim Willis, USA TODAY Published 1:33 p.m. ET April 12, 2020 CLOSE The verdict was given after prosecutors said Avenatti attempted to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm the company. WochitLOS ANGELES – A judge has allowed Michael Avenatti to be temporarily freed from a federal jail in New York City and to ride out the coronavirus scare at a friend’s house in Los Angeles.The attorney, who rose to fame representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, petitioned last month to be released to home confinement. He said he was at high risk of getting the coronavirus because he had a recent bout with pneumonia and his cellmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan was removed due to flu-like symptoms.On Friday, U.S. District Judge James Selna said Avenatti may stay at the home of Jay Mannheimer, near Venice Beach, during the 90-day release period but he first must get tested for COVID-19 and be quarantined for 14 days at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility. He must also post $1 million bond and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.Tekashi 6ix9ine released early from prison: Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, other celebs want

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