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Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion case

Feb 14, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

NEW YORK - Michael Avenatti, the brash attorney who became a ferocious critic of President Trump while representing an adult-film actress at the center of his hush-money scandal, was found guilty Friday of charges he sought to extort the sports apparel giant Nike.

The verdict caps a stunning downfall for the one-time presidential aspirant who, as a lawyer for Stormy Daniels, rose to national prominence and leveraged his frequent cable news appearances to antagonize Trump.

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