Renowned lawyer Michael Avenatti was convicted by a Manhattan federal grand jury on Friday for trying to blackmail up to $ 25 million from Nike. Avenatti, 48, was also convicted of fraudulently serving fraud. The fraud charge stems from Avenatti devising a plan to deprive customers of their intangible rights to the honest services of Avenatti.
Avenatti faces a maximum sentence of 42 years in prison, even though he is a first-time offender, he will receive a much shorter sentence. However, Avenatti faced the prospect of spending the next chapter of his life behind bars. He was also a defendant in the next two hearings related to the allegations of blackmailing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whom Avenatti represented in her unsuccessful lawsuit against President Donald Trump, and accused of cheating other customers.
Avenatti is famous for its political commentary. During the first two years of the Trump presidency, he was often interviewed by journalists and broadcasters as a leading agency. He also accumulated significant influence on Twitter, with regular tweets for over 761,000 followers. Avenatti regularly criticized Trump and members of his administration. He became even more famous when he represented Julie Swetnick, who accused the US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, then the US Court of Appeals, of sexual misconduct while Kavanaugh was a high school student in the 1980s. Avenatti, the first graduate of his class from George Washington …