Lawyer Avenatti convicted for trying to extort Nike

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A U.S. jury on Friday found Michael Avenatti guilty in a criminal trial accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc out of millions of dollars and defraud a youth basketball coach he represented.

The brash lawyer was all but unknown until two years ago when he began representing the adult film actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump and making hundreds of television appearances.

Avenatti’s sentencing was scheduled for June 17. He could face more than 40 years in prison.

Jurors deliberated for...


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Lawyer Avenatti convicted for trying to extort Nike


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