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done in?!......Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 14, 2020 03:28PM
.....did it....


Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial

.....Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.

The verdict was returned Friday by a Manhattan federal jury after it deliberated charges of attempted extortion and honest services fraud in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Avenatti to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm it. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison.

Avenatti, 48, became prominent during frequent cable television program appearances in 2018 and 2019 as journalists courted him for information about porn star Stormy Daniels and her claims of a Trump tryst before he became president and a payoff to remain silent about it. At his peak of notoriety, Avenatti even considered running for president himself.

But a steep fall from power-broker status was swift when Avenatti was arrested as he was about to meet Nike lawyers last March to press his demands for millions of dollars to conduct an internal probe of the Beaverton, Oregon-based shoemaker.



found..........guilty........?!



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Re: done in?!......Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial....
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 14, 2020 03:46PM
A crook is a crook. (See D.Trump) Jail'em.
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Re: done in?!......Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial....
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 14, 2020 04:34PM
He has two more trials to go.
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Re: done in?!......Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial....
Posted by: hal
Date: February 14, 2020 04:44PM
weird that the trib article hardly even mentioned the crime

from cnn:

Prosecutors said the lawyer threatened to publicly accuse athletic apparel maker Nike of illicitly paying amateur basketball players unless the company paid him millions of dollars.

The government said Avenatti also betrayed his client, a youth basketball coach who made the allegations against Nike, by advocating for money for himself instead of the client.

Avenatti was charged with transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, attempted extortion and honest services wire fraud.


Some smart people think that everyone else is dumb. I guess they aren't that smart after all.
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Re: done in?!......Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial....
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: February 14, 2020 07:03PM
stupid @#$%&..
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Re: done in?!......Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial....
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: February 14, 2020 07:04PM
my question is: Did he do these crimes while he had the attention of the country during his 15 or 20 minutes of fame? or were these done previously?
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Re: done in?!......Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial....
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 14, 2020 08:05PM
Commercial extortion is a well established, but little discussed, tactic used by an phalanx of allied attorneys of the less savory sort - usually done on a smaller scale and thus less noticeable procecute-able.



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Re: done in?!......Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial....
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 17, 2020 12:24PM
As stupid as Avenatti is, he's been treated like a political prisoner and has likely been targeted by Trump for revenge.

"I can take it to Trump." Yeah naw.
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