Lawyer: Avenatti's being held in the same cell as El Chapo

Michael Avenatti, the one-time attorney to Stormy Daniels, is being held in a federal jail cell once occupied by the Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Avenatti’s lawyer said in a court filing Monday.

In a letter to a federal judge in New York requesting that his client be moved to the jail’s general population, lawyer Scott Srebnick also noted that Avenatti has been sleeping under three blankets because the temperature in his cell “feels like it is in the mid-40s.”…

In Monday’s letter, Srebnick said that Avenatti was jailed last week because of unspecified “financial transactions” that prompted prosecutors to “claim he was an ‘economic danger.'”

He was transferred from California to New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on Friday, the federal jail where Guzmán was also held during his trial last year.