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Attorney Michael Avenatti was released Monday evening from jail on $300,000 bond, according to multiple reports. Avenatti did not enter a plea during a court appearance Monday, CNN reported. He reportedly surrendered his passport and was ordered not to contact an unnamed witness. Federal prosecutors in New York announced earlier Monday that Avenatti had been charged with extortion . The charges are related to allegations that Avenatti, who was formerly the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, threatened to release damaging information about Nike if the company didn't pay him around $25 million. “Avenatti used illegal and extortionate threats for the purpose of obtaining millions o... Full story

26 March