Michael Avenatti found guilty of extorting Nike

It looks like attention whore and lawyer Michael Avenatti will be heading to prison soon. And it could be for a very, very long time.

On Friday, the former Stormy Daniels lawyer was found guilty of trying to extort Nike of $25 million.

After a nearly three-week trial, a jury in New York found Avenatti guilty of all three counts he was facing, including fraud and extortion.

Apparently, Avenatti told Nike that he had evidence that executives at the company were paying top amateur basketball players and their families and threatened the company that he’d go public with his claims unless he were paid millions himself.

Avenatti faces the possibility of 42 years behind bars.

Prior to and likely during his criminal activities, Avenatti was considering a run for the Democratic nomination for president, ultimately deciding against a run. But during his time as a potential candidate, Avenatti found at home at CNN.

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