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Michael Avenatti Gets 30 Months In Nike Extortion Case

The New York Daily News reports: Bulldog lawyer Michael Avenatti has lost his bark. The once-famous attorney choked up Thursday, saying he was ashamed of himself before being sentenced to two years and six months for trying to shake down Nike of more than $20 million. “I lost my way. I betrayed my own values, my friends, my family and …

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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 …

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CALIFORNIA: Gay Porn Actor Found Guilty Of Extorting Telecom Tycoon Donald Burns

Via Courthouse News Service: A gay porn actor was found guilty Thursday of extorting and attempting to extort $1.5 million from a Florida-based business tycoon. The case ended Thursday afternoon after about two hours of deliberation, with the jury delivering a guilty verdict against defendant Teofil Brank, who performs as Jarec Wentworth, on all six of the government’s charges. Brank, …

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