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Avenatti Faces Years in Prison After Verdict in Nike Case (2)

Feb. 14, 2020, 11:28 PM

Michael Avenatti was convicted of trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike Inc. and defrauding a client in the process, completing a steep fall for a celebrity lawyer who shot to national attention by styling himself as a foil for President Donald Trump.

Jurors in Manhattan found Avenatti guilty of all three criminal counts. The verdict on Friday, following a two-week trial, could lead to a long prison sentence for the lawyer, who represented the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against Trump.

Avenatti, 48, showed no reaction as the verdict was read. He plans to appeal, his ...