Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC Mar. 25, 2019 1 min read

BREAKING: Attorney Michael Avenatti criminally charged with four counts of extortion and related conspiracy counts.

Press conference at 2:30 pm.

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 

The complaint includes a screenshot of this tweet.

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 

The complaint in California spans 197 pages with attachments and includes a scheme to defraud The Peoples Bank.

This is going to take awhile to upload and make publicly available.

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/ 

Timeline being shown to reporters at the press conference.

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