Facebook with Latestnigeriannews  Twieet with latestnigeriannews  RSS Page Feed
Home  |  All Headlines  |  Punch  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Vanguard   |  Guardian  |  The Nation  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent
World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  More Channels...

Viewing Mode:

Archive:

  1.     Tool Tips    
  2.    Collapsible   
  3.    Collapsed     
Click to view all Entertainment headlines today

Click to view all Sports headlines today

Michael Avenatti was just found guilty on all charges in his Nike extortion trial

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 15 Feb 2020


The celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted by a Manhattan jury on Friday of all three charges concerning his attempts to extort up to $25 million from Nike.Avenatti was jailed last month following accusations that he committed additional financial crimes while out on bail.The 48-year-old litigator made headlines two years ago when he began working with Stormy Daniels.Avenatti is set to be tried in two other criminal cases in federal court on charges that he defrauded multiple clients and stole millions of dollars.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted by a Manhattan jury on Friday of all three charges concerning his attempts to extort up to $25 million from Nike.The disgraced attorney was accused of threatening to expose allegations that amateur basketball players were engaged in bribery unless the company paid him off. He was charged with honest services wire fraud, attempted extortion, and transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort.Avenatti, who was made famous by his representation of the porn star and director Stormy Daniels, was jailed last month following accusations that he committed more financial crimes while out on bail.Avenatti is set to be tried in two other criminal cases in federal court on charges that he defrauded multiple clients and stole millions of dollars. In one case, he's been charged with taking over $295,000 from Daniels' book advance and using the money for personal expenses.The 48-year-old litigator made national headlines two years ago when he began representing Daniels, who says she had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006.Days before the 2016 US election, Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels to keep her silent about her allegations of an affair. Avenatti later sued the president on Daniels' behalf, accusing Trump of invalidating a nondisclosure agreement and of defaming Daniels.Grace Panetta and Brennan Weiss contributed to this report.SEE ALSO:Meet Michael Avenatti, the former star lawyer now facing multiple federal charges, who was just arrested again for violating his pretrial conditionsJoin the conversation about this storyNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hope
Click here to read full news..

All Channels Nigerian Dailies: Punch  |  Vanguard   |  The Nation  |  Thisday  |  Daily Sun  |  Guardian  |  Daily Times  |  Daily Trust  |  Daily Independent  |   The Herald  |  Tribune  |  Leadership  |  National Mirror  |  BusinessDay  |  New Telegraph  |  Peoples Daily  |  Blueprint  |  Nigerian Pilot  |  Sahara Reporters  |  Premium Times  |  The Cable  |  PM News  |  APO Africa Newsroom

Categories Today: World  |  Sports  |  Technology  |  Entertainment  |  Business  |  Politics  |  Columns  |  All Headlines Today

Entertainment (Local): Linda Ikeji  |  Bella Naija  |  Tori  |  Pulse  |  The NET  |  DailyPost  |  Information Nigeria  |  Gistlover  |  Lailas Blog  |  Miss Petite  |  Olufamous  |  Stella Dimoko Korkus Blog  |  Ynaija  |  All Entertainment News Today

Entertainment (World): TMZ  |  Daily Mail  |  Huffington Post

Sports: Goal  |  African Football  |  Bleacher Report  |  FTBpro  |  Kickoff  |  All Sports Headlines Today

Business & Finance: Nairametrics  |  Business Insider  |  Forbes  |  Entrepreneur  |  The Economist  |  BusinessTech  |  Financial Watch  |  BusinessDay  |  All Business News Headlines Today

Technology (Local): Techpoint  |  TechMoran  |  TechCity  |  Innovation Village  |  IT News Africa  |  Technology Times  |  Technext  |  Techcabal  |  All Technology News Headlines Today

Technology (World): Techcrunch  |  Techmeme  |  Slashdot  |  Wired  |  Hackers News  |  Engadget  |  Pocket Lint  |  The Verge

International Networks:   |  CNN  |  BBC  |  Al Jazeera  |  Yahoo

Forum:   |  Nairaland  |  Naij

Other Links: Home   |  Nigerian Jobs