In a 11-page complaint, prosecutors accuse Avenatti of extorting Nike by threatening to release damaging information about the company if they did not agree to multimillion dollar payments to him and a client.
The document: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5780145-U-S-v-Michael-Avenatti-Complaint.html …
A reader informs me that the Department of Justice filed separate wire and bank fraud charges in California. https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/law-enforcement-officials-will-announce-details-criminal-charges-against-attorney …
Clarification: The West Coast complaint itself spans 9 pages, but the mountains of exhibits is 197 pages.
You can read them here. https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/press-release/file/1147466/download …
ICYMI: My developing story on Michael Avenatti's charges from coast-to-coast, on @CourthouseNews.
Just about to go to the press conference, so there's plenty more to come soon. https://www.courthousenews.com/michael-avenatti-charged-with-extorting-millions-nike/ …
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