Skip to comments.Michael Avenatti Found Guilty on All Counts in Nike Extortion Trial
Posted on 02/14/2020 12:30:43 PM PST by Hojczyk
NEW YORK (AP) Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.
The verdict was returned Friday by a Manhattan federal jury after it deliberated charges of attempted extortion and honest services fraud in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Avenatti to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm it. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison.
Avenatti, 48, became prominent during frequent cable television program appearances in 2018 and 2019 as journalists courted him for information about porn star Stormy Daniels and her claims of a Trump tryst before he became president and a payoff to remain silent about it. At his peak of notoriety, Avenatti even considered running for president himself.
Besides the extortion trial, Avenatti also faces an April trial in New York on charges that he defrauded Daniels of book proceeds and a May trial in Los Angeles on charges that he defrauded clients and others of millions of dollars.
He remains held without bail. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles succeeded last month in getting him locked up after saying he violated his $300,000 bail by moving money around illegally after his arrest.
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Plot twist: he now leads Biden in the SC primaries according to new polls.
Is this the guy CNN says will be president in 2020?
Small fish...Mr Barr, do your job!
Made me chuckle!
HE wanted to be president!
Played his extortion game once too much.
oh darn, he was such a nice guy- full of integrity, warrior for justice /s
Remember, he also was the attorney for one of the Kavanaugh accusers? I recall he said his client had all this evidence of rape rooms and other such activity.
Brian “Tater Boy” Stelter placed on suicide watch.
That now makes him most qualified democrat candidate to run against Trump.
What do you know? DOJ can indict and convict. Now let them go after McCabe, Hillary, etc.
wow! and the jury only took a couple of days to convict on all charges!
AND he doesn’t get out of jail while any appeals are under way because his bail was revoked a few weeks ago on bail violation of other charges ...
btw, i wonder if CNN is going to withdraw their endorsement of CPL for President?
Now he can be the President of the Drop the Soap Club.
Loses law license.
NIKE deserves to be extorted.
Some justice left in the world!
Inmates. Step up.
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