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Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Convicted Of Trying To Extort Nike

  • Politico, Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:08 PM
Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. Avenatti was charged with attempted extortion and honest services fraud in what prosecutors say was an attempt to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm it. Avenatti also faces an April trial in New York on charges that he defrauded Daniels of book proceeds.

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