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Michael Avenatti Found Guilty of Defrauding Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti, the befallen lawyer who became a Democrat hero for representing pornographic actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, was found guilty by a jury on Friday of cheating his former client out of money owed for her book about an alleged affair with Trump.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 26: Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels (L) and attorney Michael Avenatti attend the 2019 Adult Video News Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel

Michael Avenatti Faces Sentencing in Nike Extortion Scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the brash California lawyer who publicly sparred with then-President Donald Trump before criminal fraud charges on two coasts disrupted his rapid ascent to fame, faces sentencing in one of those cases Thursday.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 23: Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti walks out of a New York court house after a hearing in a case where he is accused of stealing $300,000 from a former client, adult-film actress Stormy Daniels on July 23, 2019 in New York City. A grand …

Michael Avenatti is Convicted of Trying to Extort Nike

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

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Prosecutor: Michael Avenatti Saw Dollar Signs in Nike Fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A deep-in-debt Michael Avenatti threatened to deploy his big social media and television presence like a “modern weapon” to try to extort up to $25 million from Nike, a prosecutor claimed Wednesday while a lawyer for the California attorney told jurors at a trial’s opening not to criminalize his client’s “aggressive, tenacious, demanding behavior.”

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