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Michael Avenatti convicted of trying to extort

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 2/14/2020 2:41:08 PM

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented a porn star in a lawsuit against President Trump, was found guilty of trying to extort Nike. A New York federal jury on Friday found Avenatti guilty on three counts, including extortion, wire fraud and transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort. He faces up to a combined 42 years in prison. Avenatti, 48, who did not testify in the case against him, pleaded not guilty to charges alleging that he tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to publicly expose corruption at the sports footwear company unless he was allowed to conduct an internal probe of the company.


So much for his Presidential aspirations!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Starboard_side 2/14/2020 2:47:52 PM (No. 318584)
Does that mean he has to give up his law license? He was so full of bravado and Bull Schiff.....
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ribicon 2/14/2020 2:52:57 PM (No. 318588)
Can he still run for president, maybe with Christine Blasey Ford as his brave and empowered running mate? The Democrats were "all in" on this jester.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56 2/14/2020 2:58:17 PM (No. 318592)
Bad lawyering. He should have asked for change of venue to DC and get Tomeka Hart, the professional jury foreman to beat the rap.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 2/14/2020 3:02:32 PM (No. 318597)
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/14/2020 3:08:51 PM (No. 318605)
There go his presidential aspirations? This news just vaulted him past Biden and Warren in Nevada...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: iSpartacus 2/14/2020 3:12:19 PM (No. 318609)
Michael Avenatti was Rachael Madows first choice for Democrat Presidential candidate!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 2/14/2020 3:24:15 PM (No. 318618)
This wasn't a dope slap. This was a dope dismemberment! Some people should learn to keep their mouths shut.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 2/14/2020 3:28:19 PM (No. 318624)
Guys like Avenatti are the reason Average America cringes at the thought of ever needing an attorney - for anything....
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Reply 9 - Posted by: janjan 2/14/2020 3:47:59 PM (No. 318641)
Maybe so OP but if Sanders won he would still get to vote!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lucky5 2/14/2020 3:55:58 PM (No. 318650)
How many hours did the left wing media give this guy on air over the last few years? Utterly shameful and Disgusting. I am talking about the media.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/14/2020 4:14:48 PM (No. 318656)
Gee - - I hope this doesn't diminish his chances to become president. The talking heads on CNN - - and Jeff Zucker himself - - will be really devastated.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 2/14/2020 4:21:45 PM (No. 318666)
How fun. Now he will get some nice prison time, and lose his law license. How richly deserved.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Condor44 2/14/2020 4:25:23 PM (No. 318667)
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JHHolliday 2/14/2020 4:39:33 PM (No. 318676)
It seems like he appeared on every leftish show on TV for a year or two. Some commentators touted him as presidential material. Now, of course, we hear nothing from them. My opinion is that Avenetti is the candidate who best portrays the Democrat Party. He's a perfect fit for the party of crime, hate, violence, and lies.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone 2/14/2020 5:09:21 PM (No. 318696)
Remember it was not so long ago that the leftist and liberal media talking heads were touting that Michael Avenatti, also known as the creepy porn lawyer, as a very powerful potential Democrat presidential candidate, was bound to defeat President Trump in the November 2020 general election. This is just another instance showing that those media talking heads don’t know their asses from their elbows!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 2/14/2020 5:21:42 PM (No. 318708)
OK, how is it that the race hustlers got away with this for decades, but some white guy tries it and BAM?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Sandbar 2/14/2020 5:51:20 PM (No. 318725)
Our Hero !!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: padiva 2/14/2020 8:40:06 PM (No. 318821)
Yeah! He can be president of his cell block.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1 2/15/2020 10:09:22 AM (No. 319168)
yet when the Reverend Jesse Jackson did the same thing to a major oil company, nothing happened to him.
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