Avenatti Pleads For Six Month Sentence In Nike Case

The Associated Press reports:

Michael Avenatti should spend no more than six months behind bars after a jury concluded he tried to extort $25 million from sportswear giant Nike, his lawyers told a judge Wednesday, saying the once high-flying California attorney faces constant ridicule after his “cataclysmic fall.”

In a sentencing memorandum in Manhattan federal court, the lawyers wrote that Avenatti had suffered enough from a three-month stint in prison when his bail was revoked last year and from public ridicule. Sentencing is scheduled for June 30.

Read the full article. Federal guidelines call for a sentence of 11 to 14 years. At one point Avenatti had floated a run for president.