Michael Avenatti is found GUILTY on all counts in Nike extortion case

BREAKING NEWS: Michael Avenatti is found GUILTY on all counts in Nike extortion case Avenatti was convicted of honest services fraud, extortion and interstate communications with intent to extort  He faces 42 years behind bars in that case, but is also charged in two others Last March, he threatened to expose Nike's alleged payment to college basketball players unless the company paid him $25million  Prosecutors said he was drowning in $10million of personal debt at the time  Separately, Avenatti is charged in California in a sweeping, 36-count tax fraud indictment  Those charges carry a maximum sentence of 335 years behind bars; the case has not yet gone to trial   He is also charged in New York for stealing $300,000 from Stormy Daniels  

By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:31 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 19:53 GMT, 14 February 2020

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Michael Avenatti has been convicted on all counts in his Nike extortion case. 

The 48-year-old lawyer was charged last year after the sports company accused him of trying to extort it for $25million.

They said Avenatti threatened to expose Nike for allegedly funneling payments to college basketball players. He denied it vehemently. 

On Friday, a jury in New York convicted the lawyer, who is best know for once representing Stormy Daniels, on all three counts; attempted extortion, honest services wire fraud and transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort.

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