• Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

    5 days ago - By Fortune

    Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike .
    The verdict was returned Friday by a federal jury in Manhattan following a three-week trial in which prosecutors said Avenatti threatened to use his media access to hurt Nike's reputation and stock price unless the company paid him up to $25 million.
    The convictions for attempted extortion and honest services fraud carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison.
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  • Michael Avenatti, Former Stormy Daniels Attorney, Convicted In $25 Million Extortion Case

    5 days ago - By Forbes

    “That is what extortion sounds like,” said assistant U.S. attorney Matthew Podolsky during the trial.
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  • Michael Avenatti was just found guilty on all charges in his Nike extortion trial

    Michael Avenatti was just found guilty on all charges in his Nike extortion trial

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted by a Manhattan jury on Friday on all three charges concerning his attempts to extort up to $25 million from Nike.
    Avenatti was jailed last month after the judge revoked his bail following accusations that he committed additional financial crimes.
    The 48-year-old litigator made headlines when he began working with his former client Stormy Daniels two years ago.
    Avenatti will be tried in two other criminal cases in federal court on charges that he defrauded multiple clients and stole millions of dollars.
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  • Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

    5 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - 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...
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  • Alert: Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star in lawsuits against Trump, convicted of trying to extort Nike

    5 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star in lawsuits against Trump, convicted of trying to extort Nike.
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