Michael Avenatti Convicted
An appropriate ending to one of the strangest political through lines of the last year or two.
A federal jury in Manhattan has convicted attorney Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike.
Avenatti, the California lawyer who gained fame representing adult film star Stormy Daniels, was found guilty Friday afternoon of honest services wire fraud, extortion and transmitting a threat in an interstate communications charges.
He could face up to 42 years in prison.
There are other trials still awaiting him for defrauding multiple clients, including Stormy Daniels. It’s not clear if any of his clients will or can ever be made whole for the money he (allegedly) took from them. From Hero of the Resistance to possible Presidential candidate to convicted felon, it’s been a long and awful fall from grace.