News > U.S.

Attorney Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

14 days ago   |   By WYFF

Lawyer Michael Avenatti has been found guilty on all counts in an extortion case involving him and the athletic apparel powerhouse Nike.
Read more ...

 

Lawyer Avenatti convicted for trying to extort Nike

Lawyer Avenatti convicted for trying to extort Nike

14 days ago   |   By Reuters

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.
Read more ...

 

Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star in Trump lawsuit, convicted of trying to extort Nike

14 days ago   |   By ABC

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.
Read more ...

 

Michael Avenatti has been found guilty on all counts in Nike extortion trial

14 days ago   |   By WGN TV

Michael Avenatti is guilty on all three counts he was facing, according to a decision by a jury in federal court in New York on Friday.
Prosecutors said the lawyer threatened to publicly accuse athletic apparel maker Nike of illicitly paying amateur basketball players unless the company paid him millions of dollars.
The government said Avenatti also betrayed his client, a youth basketball coach who made the allegations against Nike, by advocating for money for himself instead of the client.
Avenatti was charged with transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, attempted...
Read more ...

 

Michael Avenatti convicted of trying to extort Nike

Michael Avenatti convicted of trying to extort Nike

14 days ago   |   By Politico

NEW YORK - Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.
The verdict was returned Friday by a Manhattan federal jury after it deliberated charges of attempted extortion and honest services fraud in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Avenatti to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm it. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison.
Avenatti, 48, became prominent during frequent cable television program...
Read more ...

 

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial

14 days ago   |   By CNBC

Michael Avenatti, convicted of an extortion bid against Nike, gained notoriety for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in disputes with President Donald Trump.
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   U.S.      PoliticsNews      Donald Trump      New York City      Stormy daniels      Nike      President Donald Trump      Extortion      News      Running  


News Obituary: Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe's markets

News Obituary: Joe Coulombe, founder of Trader Joe's markets

Read more ...

55 years after being kidnapped by babysitter, man has emotional reunion with...

55 years after being kidnapped by babysitter, man has emotional reunion with his mother

In 1965, a mother was devastated to learn her son was kidnapped by a babysitter. With the help of a DNA test, the two were reunited 55 years later. Read more ...

Stock market continues its historic slide, capping one of the worst weeks...

Stock market continues its historic slide, capping one of the worst weeks since financial crisis

U.S. stocks tumbled once again on Friday, as coronavirus fears continue to mount. Read more ...

Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others. Read more ...

Some fans mistake Garth Brooks' Barry Sanders jersey for Bernie Sanders

Some fans mistake Garth Brooks' Barry Sanders jersey for Bernie Sanders

Brooks posted a photo of him wearing the jersey on his Instagram page. Some fans thought his jersey was in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Read more ...

This mom danced with her 2-year-old son in case his wedding never comes

This mom danced with her 2-year-old son in case his wedding never comes

The video has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. Read more ...

UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis wows crowd with Beyonce routine

UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis wows crowd with Beyonce routine

Move over Katelyn Ohashi - there's a new viral gymnastics star. UCLA gymnast Nia Dennis - who has been wowing the internet with her floor routines for years - outdid herself... Read more ...

Turkish President Erdogan: I asked Putin to step aside and let Turkey fight...

Turkish President Erdogan: I asked Putin to step aside and let Turkey fight ‘Syrian regime'

As tensions in Idlib province reach the boiling point, Turkey has asked Russia to let it fight the Syrian government face-to-face, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan... Read more ...

House passes sweeping restrictions on flavored vaping and tobacco products

House passes sweeping restrictions on flavored vaping and tobacco products

The legislation seeks to ban flavored tobacco products, including menthol-flavored vaping products and cigarettes. Read more ...

U.S., Taliban set to finally sign peace deal

U.S., Taliban set to finally sign peace deal

Read more ...