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Prosecutor: Avenatti arrested on alleged bail violation

Prosecutors say California attorney Michael Avenatti has been rearrested for alleged bail violations.
In this April 1, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in Santa Ana, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors say California attorney Michael Avenatti has been rearrested for alleged bail violations.

Prosecutors in New York late Tuesday notified a judge that federal authorities in Los Angeles have notified them that Avenatti was arrested in California for alleged violations of the conditions of his pretrial release.

Avenatti is scheduled for trial next week in Manhattan federal court. That trial pertains to allegations that he extorted Nike for up to $25 million. He has pleaded not guilty.

But he also faces trial later this year in Los Angeles on charges that he defrauded clients.

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