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New York - Anti-Trump Lawyer Charged In $20 Million Nike Extortion Scam

Published on: March 25, 2019 01:33 PM
By: Reuters
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FILE - Attorney Michael Avenatti speaks to the media in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., February 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil KrzaczynskiFILE - Attorney Michael Avenatti speaks to the media in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., February 23, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

New York - Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented a woman’s battles against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been charged with extorting more than $20 million from Nike, according to a criminal complaint filed by federal authorities in New York.

The U.S. Attorneys offices in New York and Los Angeles separately filed charges against Avenatti, with the California case accusing him of embezzling a client’s money to cover his own debts, as well as using phony tax returns to obtain millions of dollars in loans from a bank.

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Avenatti threatened to expose allegations of misconduct from Nike employees unless the apparel company paid him and an unnamed co-conspirator $22.5 million to “buy Avenatti’s silence,” the New York complaint said.



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 Mar 25, 2019 at 01:39 PM Anonymous Says:

It’s been a rough couple of days for you anti trump losers!

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 Mar 25, 2019 at 01:51 PM Anonymous Says:

Uh oh, Looks like the Trump crime family is going after all those who dare stand up to him.

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 Mar 25, 2019 at 01:56 PM Anonymous Says:

How stupid is this guy?? I thought he was one of the smartest people around when he was going after Trump. Just shows the Ribono Shel Olam firt the velt!

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 Mar 25, 2019 at 04:27 PM Anonymous Says:

don't drop the soap

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 Mar 25, 2019 at 04:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

Uh oh, Looks like the Trump crime family is going after all those who dare stand up to him.

you are deranged

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 Mar 25, 2019 at 06:09 PM What a great day! Says:

Ah, it’s great to see all Trump’s enemies getting their just desserts, one after the other! Thank you, G-d!!!! What a few days for the snowflakes! The CNN hosts looked almost as broken yesterday as they did when he won in 2016! WHERE’s HASHOMER??!??! Hahahahaha

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 Mar 25, 2019 at 09:12 PM CNN is crap Says:

This bum was propped up by the media just because they hate trump and his voters. CNN has this lowlife on all day. CNN is sick they lie all day. Fake news is a fact cnn ran with the biggest hoax ever about Russia collusion.

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 Mar 25, 2019 at 10:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Looking at 97 years

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 Mar 26, 2019 at 12:07 AM Haimov Says:

Now he is qualified to run for President

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 Mar 26, 2019 at 11:23 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

He seems to have a much more exciting life than I do.

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