Stormy Daniels’ disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti is found GUILTY of trying extort Nike for $25 million

STORMY Daniels’ disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti has been found guilty of trying to extort Nike for $25 million.

Avenatti, who became known for representing porn star Daniels in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was found guilty in New York court Friday.

 Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels former disgraced lawyer, was found guilty of trying to extort Nike for $25 million Friday

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Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels former disgraced lawyer, was found guilty of trying to extort Nike for $25 million FridayCredit: Reuters

Prosecutors said the lawyer threatened to use media access to harm the sportswear company’s stock unless they paid him $25 million.

Following a three-week trial, Avenatti remained silent when the verdict was announced, but glared at the jury.

Now, he may face up to 42 years in prison for combined charges of attempted extortion and honest services fraud.

Although this trial came to an end, Avenatti is far from being out of court.

The disgraced lawyer will return to court in April for a trial regarding claims that he defrauded Daniels in proceeds of her book, Full Disclosure.

Daniels’ book details an alleged affair with Trump, which she claims she was paid $130,000 to keep the affair silent.

In May, he will go to trial in Los Angeles for charges that he defrauded other people, including clients, for millions.

Avenatti’s lawyer Scott Srebnick has declined to comment.

The disgraced lawyer will be sentenced in June.


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