Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti guilty over extortion

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15th February, 2020 01:46:05 printer

Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti guilty over extortion

Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump, has been found guilty of attempted extortion, reports BBC.

The lawyer was accused of seeking to extort up to $25m (£18.9m) from Nike.

He had threatened to release information that might be harmful to the popular sports brand.

Avenatti emerged as a vocal critic of Trump two years ago when he began representing Ms Daniels, and even suggested he might run for president.

He was found guilty by a jury after a three-week trial and could face up to 42 years in prison when sentenced in June.

 


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