Michael Avenatti Has Been Charged With Extortion

Published on 25 Mar 2019, 17:38
Business Insider reports that Michael Avenatti has been charged with attempting to extort more than $20 million from Nike.
Southern District of New York is the venue charging him.
Avenatti attempted to extract the money by "threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to .... "
"...inflict substantial financial & reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met."
The charges came hours after Avenatti tweeted about "a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by @Nike."

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