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Nike Accuser Avenatti Hit With Massive Federal Indictment

Including charges that he ripped off a paraplegic client

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Lawyer Michael Avenatti Makes First Court Appearance In California For Bank And Wire Fraud Charges
SANTA ANA, CA - APRIL 01: Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti arrives for his first hearing in Santa Ana federal court on bank and wire fraud charges on April 1, 2019 in Santa Ana, California. The celebrity lawyer is accused of misappropriating funds due to a client and is also charged by New York federal prosecutors of attempting to extort more than $20 million from Nike. Avenatti gained international attention for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen.
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Michael Avenatti, last seen accusing Nike of criminal behavior for which he was hit with extortion charges, now stands accused of an extensive list of federal crimes that, if he is found guilty of, could earn up to 300 years.

The new charges were filed in California and are in addition to the charges he faces in the Nike case.

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