by Jenn Carter
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested on Federal charges related to an alleged $20 million extortion of the athletic apparel company Nike, federal authorities said Monday.
A press conference is scheduled to discuss the charges against Avenatti in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.
Avenatti had represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
UPDATE: the Creepy Porn Lawyer is being charged…by the Southern District of NY no less…
UPDATE: Looks like the Feds nabbed him in N.Y. just minutes after he tweeted out a direct threat to Nike, apparently for not giving in to his extortion attempt:
UPDATE: It’s worse than we thought. CPL is being charged with even MORE crimes…
Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case out of Los Angeles, where he is accused of embezzling a client’s money “in order to pay his own expense and debts,” and of “defrauding a bank in Mississippi,” prosecutors said.
Avenatti, 48, was busted in Midtown Manhattan at 12:30 p.m. by FBI agents, about 15 minutes after he tweeted that he would be disclosing a big high school and college basketball scandal “perpetrated by” Nike that he supposedly had uncovered.
First the Russia Deception is utterly destroyed, now the Creepy Porn Lawyer crashed and burns.
How much more MAGA can we take?
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