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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:24 PM

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial

Source: CNBC

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday by a jury of all three charges related to his efforts to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike.

The verdict in U.S. District Court in Manhattan came two years after Avenatti gained widespread notoriety for his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal disputes with President Donald Trump.

Avenatti was accused in the Nike case of trying to shake down the company by threatening to expose alleged evidence of bribing amateur basketball players and their families unless the company paid up.

The bombastic attorney, who was ordered jailed last month for alleged violations of his release bond, faces upcoming trials in two other federal criminal cases.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/14/disgraced-lawyer-michael-avenatti-found-guilty-in-nike-extortion-trial.html

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Reply Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial (Original post)
FBaggins Friday OP
fleur-de-lisa Friday #1
jberryhill Friday #3
Lindsay Friday #2
fleur-de-lisa Friday #4
ToxMarz Friday #6
C Moon Friday #7
ashredux Friday #5
alittlelark Friday #8
TygrBright Friday #9
brooklynite Friday #10
edbermac Friday #11
hamsterjill Friday #18
Joinfortmill Friday #12
The Wizard Friday #13
cstanleytech Friday #15
zentrum Friday #14
spiderpig Friday #16
RhodeIslandOne Friday #17
oldsoftie Saturday #19
rictofen Saturday #20

Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:25 PM

1. Holy shit!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:35 PM

3. It's just the beginning for this fraud

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:27 PM

2. So I guess his ambition

to run for President is gonna be on hold for a while longer.

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:36 PM

4. IDK, Dumpy has set a pretty low bar.

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Response to Lindsay (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:38 PM

6. Maybe Trump will pardon him

Then he can go about business as usual. Maybe even "don" a MAGA hat at a rally.

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:46 PM

7. Trump's probably glad to see this.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:37 PM

5. Odd how felons want notoriety and it bites them

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:51 PM

8. He coulda been the LOW LIFE SCUM that beat tRump.

cuz at this point 35% OF AMERICANS WANT AND WORSHIP LOW LIFE SCUM.



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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 02:56 PM

9. Now he's qualified to be on [Redacted]'s legal team! n/t

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:03 PM

10. Does he have any "Michael 2020" bumper stickers that Bloomberg could buy up?

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:06 PM

11. Sort of sorry to hear that.

If only for the fact that the Trumps will be orgasmic over it.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 08:23 PM

18. Me, too.

I liked Avenatti’s bravado over the Stormy Daniel matter. Too bad he had this other stuff in the works.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:07 PM

12. This guy is screwed

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:19 PM

13. Since when is quid pro quo illegal?

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:44 PM

15. Yes, shouldn't Moscow Mitch be coming to this guys defense?

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:33 PM

14. I feel bad for Stormy.

And I think the optics help Trump. Avanati's sleaze will become the story instead of how Trump gave an illegal payoff to her.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:26 PM

16. I have to lie down and put cold compresses on my head

I survived the Nixon Administration. but THIS???

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:41 PM

17. Fairly interesting how fast this was all meted out.

Meanwhile, all the Presidents men are changing pleas, backing out of deals, and getting reacharounds.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 10:51 AM

19. Proud to say i called this guy a scumbag from DAY ONE.

It was so obvious he was out for his fame & Stormy was his vehicle. And as soon as women started going gaga over "those eyes" etc, he was off to the races. In his own mind
At least Stormy has done quite well after the story. She deserves it for seeing trump naked

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:31 PM

20. But he was the scumbag we needed!

That's basically what his diehard fans cling to now.

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