Lawyer For Trump’s Porn Mistress Convicted For Extortion Of Nike

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Lawyer Michael Avenatti has been found guilty on all counts of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike.

The verdict was confirmed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, which brought the case.

Avenatti faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison. A judge set sentencing for June.

The jury’s decision in U.S. District Court in Manhattan came Friday after a three-week trial for the California lawyer who gained fame representing porn star star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump. Jurors began deliberating Wednesday.

“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,” 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.”

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