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Michael John Avenatti is an American attorney, best known for his representation of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump and for his felony conviction for attempting to extort millions of dollars from sports apparel company Nike. His firm has represented various celebrity defendants and has filed suits against Fortune 100 companies. He has appeared on broadcast television as well as in print as a legal commentator and as a representative for prominent clients. He was also a race car driver, having participated in races in the United States and Europe.
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Michael Avenatti temporarily freed from jail due to coronavirus threatThe convicted celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been granted temporary freedom from a New York City jail by a California federal judge who said the spread of the novel coronavirus was a compelling..
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is found guilty in Nike extortion caseA 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..
Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti guilty over extortionThe lawyer was accused of seeking to extort more than $20m (£15m) from sportswear giant Nike.
Lawyer Avenatti convicted for trying to extort NikeA 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..
U.S. says Michael Avenatti shook down Nike, defense disagrees as extortion trial nears endMichael Avenatti's extortion trial neared its end on Tuesday as a federal prosecutor said the celebrity lawyer had an "agenda" to shake down Nike Inc by threatening to tar it with corruption..
U.S. says Michael Avenatti's 'agenda' was to extort Nike, as trial nears endMichael Avenatti had an "agenda" to shake down Nike Inc for millions of dollars by threatening to tar the apparel company with corruption allegations, a prosecutor said on Tuesday near the end of the..
Coach who hired Michael Avenatti says he wanted to expose Nike, not in press conferenceThe government's star witness in Michael Avenatti's extortion trial conceded on Friday he wanted to expose Nike Inc's alleged illegal payments to families of college basketball recruits long before he..
Coach tells U.S. jury he never wanted Michael Avenatti to hold Nike press conferenceThe youth basketball coach who hired Michael Avenatti to represent him in negotiations with Nike Inc said at the celebrity lawyer's extortion trial on Thursday he became "very, very upset" upon..
Nike faces SEC probe over illicit payment claim: BloombergA lawyer for Michael Avenatti told a jury that Nike Inc was being probed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over claims that it made illicit payments to elite youth basketball..
At trial, U.S. says Avenatti's greed fueled Nike extortion; defense says tenacity is no crimeMichael Avenatti was bent on a big payday when he demanded millions of dollars for himself from Nike Inc, a federal prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday in his opening argument at the extortion trial of..
Focus on Avenatti, U.S. judge says, as Trump critic's Nike extortion trial beginsThe judge overseeing Michael Avenatti's extortion trial said the case should not focus on Nike Inc's alleged corruption or devolve into celebrity name-dropping, as jury selection began for the case..
Explainer: What to expect at Michael Avenatti's Nike extortion trial in New YorkMichael Avenatti, the celebrity lawyer and self-described high-profile nemesis of U.S. President Donald Trump, faces a trial on charges he tried to extort Nike Inc and defrauded a youth basketball..
U.S. trial accusing Trump foe Avenatti of Nike extortion kicks offLawyers in the extortion case of Michael Avenatti are expected on Monday to begin choosing jurors who will decide the fate of the celebrity lawyer and prominent critic of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Michael Avenatti faces the trial of his life: his ownMichael Avenatti shot to fame from obscurity two years ago by taking to the airwaves as an outspoken, self-described nemesis of Donald Trump while representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in..
Judge excludes Trump critic Avenatti's financial strains from Nike extortion trialA U.S. judge on Wednesday said federal prosecutors may not try to show that Michael Avenatti's heavy debts gave him a motive to extort Nike Inc, giving a victory to the celebrity lawyer as he prepares..
Michael Avenatti 'living in El Chapo cell'Lawyers for Michael Avenatti claim he is in a high-security cell and has difficulty functioning.
Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyersMichael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming..
Trump antagonist Avenatti's bail is revoked; unhappy NY judge delays Nike extortion trialA federal judge on Wednesday revoked Michael Avenatti's bail after the celebrity lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump was accused of hiding money from creditors, triggering a delay in a..
Trump antagonist Avenatti's bail is revoked, threatening Nike trial in New YorkA federal judge on Wednesday revoked Michael Avenatti's bail after he was accused of fraudulently hiding $1 million from creditors, threatening a separate trial of the celebrity lawyer and critic of..
New fraud allegations against Trump antagonist Avenatti threaten Nike trial in NYCelebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti's arrest on allegations he engaged in fraud and money laundering by hiding $1 million from creditors while on bail threatens the upcoming trial of the critic of U.S...
Trump antagonist Avenatti's extortion trial in New York may be delayed after arrestMichael Avenatti's criminal trial for trying to extort Nike Inc may be delayed following the celebrity lawyer's unexpected arrest late on Tuesday in California for allegedly violating his bail..
Arrested Trump foe Avenatti must face 'vindictive' Nike extortion case in NYA federal judge on Wednesday rejected Michael Avenatti's bid to dismiss criminal charges accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc , after the celebrity lawyer claimed he was targeted in a "vindictive"..
Michael Avenatti, former lawyer for Stormy Daniels, arrested in CaliforniaCelebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested on Tuesday on accusations that he violated the terms of his release from custody while awaiting trial on charges that he sought to extort millions of..
U.S. judge rejects Michael Avenatti request to delay Nike extortion trialA U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected Michael Avenatti's requestto delay a scheduled Jan. 21 criminal trial accusing thecelebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc.
U.S. rejects Avenatti claim that 'document dump' justifies Nike trial delayU.S. prosecutors on Monday rejected Michael Avenatti's claim that they overwhelmed him with large amounts of material for the Jan. 21 trial accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc ,..
Avenatti objects to U.S. 'document dump,' seeks possible Nike trial delayCelebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a U.S. judge to exclude large amounts of material that federal prosecutors produced recently for his trial accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc, or else to..
U.S. judge orders Michael Avenatti to face fraud charge as Nike trial loomsA U.S. judge on Thursday rejected celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti's bid to dismiss a criminal charge that he defrauded a client who he said knew about improper payments that Nike allegedly made to..
Michael Avenatti fails to narrow Nike indictment; U.S. judge cites Cosby caseA U.S. judge on Monday rejected Michael Avenatti's bid to dismiss two of the three counts in an indictment accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc by threatening to reveal its..
Avenatti says evidence he's cash-strapped doesn't belong in Nike extortion trialMichael Avenatti does not want U.S. prosecutors to present evidence at his criminal trial this month that his alleged financial straits, including an inability to pay child support, gave the celebrity..
Nike seeks to keep marketing executives out of Michael Avenatti trialNike Inc asked a judge to block Michael Avenatti from having five of its sports marketing officials testify at his upcoming criminal trial, calling their testimony irrelevant to whether the California..
Prosecutors claim Avenatti was over $15 million in debt during alleged Nike extortionCalifornia attorney Michael Avenatti, known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump, was more than $15 million in debt when he allegedly tried to..
Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty to new Nike extortion indictmentMichael Avenatti pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to an indictment accusing him of trying to extort as much as $25 million from Nike Inc by threatening to go public with claims the company made improper..
Lawyer Avenatti asks U.S. judge to dismiss new fraud chargeLawyer Michael Avenatti on Friday urged a federal judge to dismiss a criminal fraud charge accusing him of misleading a client as part of his alleged effort to extort Nike Inc.