Michael Avenatti Found Guilty Of Extortion And Wire Fraud – Faces 42 Years In Prison

Remember Michael Avenatti?

He’s the ‘Creepy Porn Lawyer’ who represented Stormy Daniels.

He was also held up by the liberal media for months as a possible contender for the Democrat nomination in 2020. People on CNN actually thought this guy could be president.

Now a jury has found him guilty of extortion and more.

FOX News reports:

Michael Avenatti convicted of trying to extort Nike

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Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who once represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump, was found guilty Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.

A Manhattan federal jury convicted Avenatti on three counts: extortion, wire fraud and transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort. He faces up to 42 years in prison.

Avenatti, 48, who did not testify in his defense, pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that he tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to expose corruption at the company unless he was allowed to conduct an investigation.

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Prosecutors said he had more than $11 million in debts at the time.

“Today a unanimous jury found Michael Avenatti guilty of misusing his client’s information in an effort to extort tens of millions of dollars from the athletic apparel company Nike,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.

“While the defendant may have tried to hide behind legal terms and a suit and tie, the jury clearly saw the defendant’s scheme for what it was – an old fashioned shakedown.”

Here’s a reminder of how much the media loved this guy.

Lots of those folks are suddenly quiet about this.

Isn’t that funny?


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