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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:48 PM

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial

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Source: CNBC

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday by a jury of all three charges related to his efforts to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike, in what a top prosecutor called "and old fashioned shakedown."

The verdict in U.S. District Court in Manhattan came two years after Avenatti gained widespread notoriety for his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal disputes with President Donald Trump.

Avenatti, who briefly flirted with running for the Democratic presidential nomination, faces two other pending federal criminal cases this spring related to alleged thefts from clients, including Daniels, and other charges.

The 48-year-old attorney was accused in the Nike case of trying to shake down the publicly traded company by threatening to go public with alleged evidence that the company had bribed amateur basketball players and their families unless Nike paid him millions of dollars.



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Reply Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial (Original post)
Jose Garcia Feb 2020 OP
bucolic_frolic Feb 2020 #1
cilla4progress Feb 2020 #2
KT2000 Feb 2020 #5
FarPoint Feb 2020 #6
LenaBaby61 Feb 2020 #3
TalenaGor Feb 2020 #4
Thomas Hurt Feb 2020 #7
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:53 PM

1. Guess Avenatti doesn't have any Mitch in his pocket /nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:56 PM

2. Well he sure suckered my husband and me in when he was doing

his tour of MSNBC etc. He suckered Lawrence O'Donnell, too.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:22 PM

5. I have to say - me too!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:25 PM

6. I still like him....

He has balls...confront tRump...he gets credit for that....

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:15 PM

3. SCARY .....

Avenatti doesn't seem to be any angel, but it's scary that he may be going to jail for years, and that Michael "Lock her up" Flynn may get away with being a treasonous, lying scoundrel even if Judge Sullivan throws the book at him. SMDH.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:22 PM

4. hes dirty - get him out

I dont want any corruption - any reason for anyone to call me a hypocrite....idc which side - corruption must end.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:25 PM

7. dude always struck me as slimey since he first showed up on tv.

liked that he was embarrassing Commander Bedbug though.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:32 PM

8. Locking

Alerted on as being dupe of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142433619

No dupes allowed in LBN.

Please continue discussion at that earlier post. Thanks.

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