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A criminal defense attorney for Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he planned to subpoena Nike Inc. over claims that the athletic apparel giant had improperly paid college basketball recruits and asked for more time to mount a defense to extortion and related charges.

Avenatti, who has represented foes of President Donald Trump, is facing a Nov. 12 trial date on charges he tried to shake down the shoe company.

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