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Trump critic Michael Avenatti found guilty on all counts in Nike extortion trial

Trump critic Michael Avenatti found guilty on all counts in Nike extortion trial

A New York jury has found Michael Avenatti, the attorney who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in a dispute with President Donald Trump and was once considered a possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, guilty on all charges in his Nike-related fraud and extortion case.

The disgraced lawyer was accused of attempting to extort $25 million from the athletic wear giant by threatening to publicize evidence that the company paid off the families of young athletes heading to the NBA.

According to Fox News, jurors found Avenatti guilty on three felony charges: transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, wire fraud, and attempted extortion.

Dubbed a "creepy porn lawyer" by Fox News' Tucker Carlson, Avenatti's fortunes began turning south in late 2018 after he was accused of domestic violence by a former girlfriend in November of that year.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Avenatti faces a separate federal indictment where he is accused of defrauding his own clients and others.

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