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Sport Michael Avenatti arrested one week before Nike trial

00:20  16 january  2020
00:20  16 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Avenatti says evidence he's cash-strapped doesn't belong in Nike extortion trial

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Just one week before the start of the first of three federal trials this year where he will sit as the defendant, lawyer Michael Avenatti was The arrest comes as Avenatti was scheduled to stand trial Jan. 21 in the Southern District of New York on charges stemming from allegedly trying to extort Nike .

Avenatti , who is accused of extorting Nike for up to million and stealing millions of dollars from his clients for his own interests among other charges, was arrested while appearing In this May 2019 file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York following a hearing.

Just one week before the start of the first of three federal trials this year where he will sit as the defendant, lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested Tuesday in California on “potential violations of the conditions of [his] pretrial release,” according to a court filing.

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a building: Michael Avenatti is due in court on Jan. 21, but that is now in jeopardy after his arrest in California. (AP)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Michael Avenatti is due in court on Jan. 21, but that is now in jeopardy after his arrest in California. (AP)

There were no details provided on what those potential violations may entail. The arrest occurred following a disciplinary hearing at the State Bar Court in Los Angeles. Avenatti is expected to appear in federal court Wednesday.

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Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested on a bail violation in California a week before he was scheduled to go on trial in New York for allegedly trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike Inc. Avenatti , who was taken into custody in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, is also facing a prosecution

Michael Avenatti , a lawyer, was arrested and charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike through threats of negative publicity right before the Prosecutors said Mr. Avenatti had told Nike that he and the basketball coach, said to be Gary Franklin Sr. of the club team California Supreme in Los

The arrest comes as Avenatti was scheduled to stand trial Jan. 21 in the Southern District of New York on charges stemming from allegedly trying to extort Nike.

The government alleges Avenatti, 48, tried to shake down Nike by demanding payments to not reveal potential damaging information about conduct inside the company's grassroots basketball division, the Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL).

Avenatti has countered that he was merely representing a client who was acting as a whistleblower, a former Nike youth basketball coach who knew of potentially illegal conduct by Nike executives. Whether that trial still begins next week is unknown. Also on Tuesday, a judge in New York denied Avenatti’s request for a 30-day continuance.

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California attorney Michael Avenatti , who is scheduled to go on trial in New York next week for allegedly trying to extort millions from Nike , was arrested Tuesday in California in connection with a separate case. Avenatti , while attending a disciplinary hearing in front of the State Bar of California in

Michael Avenatti , the attorney who rose to prominence as the legal counsel for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels during her lawsuit against President Avenatti ’s arrest comes as jury selection is set to begin Wednesday before the start of his federal trial on the Nike charges next week in Manhattan.

Avenatti is also slated to defend himself in May 2020 in California on numerous federal charges stemming from a 36-count indictment that alleges he stole millions from clients, committed bank and wire fraud, lied during bankruptcy proceedings and didn’t pay taxes.

He additionally is facing a third federal trial this spring in New York for allegedly stealing some of the proceeds of a book deal by former client Stormy Daniels, a porn star who was allegedly paid $130,000 to not reveal she had a relationship with Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Avenatti came to national fame by defending Daniels and becoming a vocal critic of Trump.

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Avenatti greets prospective jurors for extortion trial .
NEW YORK (AP) — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday to fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. As they entered, jurors seemed largely unaware of Avenatti as his lawyers and others stood around him. But U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe told the potential jurors that they were being considered to decide a criminal case involving charges of extortion and honest services wire fraud against Avenatti. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) As they entered, jurors seemed largely unaware of Avenatti as his lawyers and others stood around him. But U.S.

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