Celebrity Attorney Michael Avenatti Found Guilty in Nike Extortion Case
A jury found the former Stormy Daniels lawyer guilty of trying to extort $25 million from NikeMichael Avenatti in 2018. Michael Owen Baker/AP/Shutterstock According to CNN, Srebnick argued that Avenatti was after justice for Franklin, his client, but prosecutors in the case claimed the lawyer only “saw dollar signs.” Prosecutors argued that Avenatti “devised a scheme to extort” Nike until the company agreed to pay the lawyer millions in an extortion attempt, according to its initial filing last March. Avenatti planned to hold a press conference divulging Nike’s alleged payments to the basketball recruits, prosecutors said. On March 25 last year, the lawyer tweeted that the next day he planned to hold “a press conference to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by @Nike that we have uncovered.” RELATED: Actress Files for Restraining Order Against Michael Avenatti Less Than a Week After His Arrest Last spring, Nike said in a statement that it would “not be extorted.” “Nike will not be extorted or hide information that is relevant to a government investigation,” read the statement, obtained by KGW . “Nike has been cooperating with the government’s investigation into NCAA basketball for over a year. When Nike became aware of this matter, Nike immediately reported it to federal prosecutors. “When Mr. Avenatti attempted to extort Nike over this matter, Nike with the assistance of outside counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner, aided the investigation. Nike firmly believes in ethical and fair play, both in business and sports.” The former Stormy Daniels attorney is also due in a New York court on April 21 on charges that he stole money from an advance payment in Daniels’ book deal, Reuters reports . Avenatti is also expected in a California court in May for allegedly attempting to defraud millions of dollars from his clients and lying to the Internal Revenue Service. By Read more: People
Hahaha..I remember all the liberals promoting him for run for president...lol...they should have backed Stormy Looks like someone needs some prison time to think things over - soul searching rehabilitation
Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti convicted in Nike extortion caseBREAKING: Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti convicted in Nike extortion case. Thought he was supposed to be “President Avenatti.” This dude ran for president lol Basta
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Michael Avenatti has been found guilty on all counts in Nike extortion trialMichael Avenatti is guilty on all three counts he was facing, according to a decision by a jury in federal court in New York on Friday. What is it with people and Nike? Creepy Porn Lawyer I honestly had to Google who this guy is, but now I did I learned he has been a bad bad boy. Shame on him and as we say in the military he gets to reek the suck.
Michael Avenatti Found Guilty on Nike Extortion ChargesJury in federal case convicts disgraced celebrity lawyer of three charges in “shakedown” of sportswear giant The darling of CNN . You couldn't make this up. Rotten to the core.
Disgraced Lawyer Michael Avenatti Found Guilty in Nike Extortion TrialMichael Avenatti could spend a maximum of 20 years in prison — and additional trials still await for his other alleged crimes Bye Bye Mikey, no worries, you’ll be Biden’s age when you get out... you’ll still have a shot as a Democrat Presidential Candidate!
Michael Avenatti Is Convicted in Nike Extortion TrialThe lawyer, who represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump, was found guilty of charges including attempted extortion and honest services fraud. But I thought he was going to run for President! 😂😂😂😂 👏👏👏👏👏👏 We are going to have colonized Mars before this thief gets out of jail! Well, as Trump has shown, this does not disqualify him from reigniting his presidential bid...