Michael Avenatti booked on federal charges of wire fraud and extortion

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Attorney Michael Avenatti federal prosecutors said Monday. attorney for the Southern District of New York charged Avenatti for allegedly trying to extort Nike for about $20 million. 5 million and hired Avenatti to conduct an internal investigation. Attorney Michael Avenatti has been arrested on federal wire and bank fraud charges authorities announced Monday. Attorneys Office Central District of California. If convicted on both charges Avenatti would face up to 50 years in federal prison. By BRIAN MELLEY and LARRY NEUMEISTERLOS ANGELES U. prosecutors on two coasts have charged President Donald Trump critic and attorney Michael Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. In the California case Avenatti was accused of embezzling a clients money to pay his own expenses and debts as well as those of his coffee business and law firm. In the New York case transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort and extortion

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