Michael John Avenatti is an American attorney and convicted felon. His firm has represented various celebrity defendants and has filed suits against Fortune 100 companies. He has appeared on broadcast television as well as in print as a legal commentator and as a representative for prominent clients. He is also a race car driver, having participated in races in the United States and Europe.
Here's the latest for Friday, February 14th: US, Taliban reach truce agreement; Trump ignores AG's request to stop tweeting while DOJ won't charge McCabe; Michael Avenatti is convicted of extortion;.. USATODAY.com - Published
Michael Avenatti was an outspoken, self-described nemesis of President Donald Trump while representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Now, Reuters reports the 48-year-old celebrity lawyer faces an..
Federal prosecutors won't be allowed to try to show that Michael Avenatti’s heavy debts gave him a motive to extort Nike Inc. US District Judge Paul Gardephe's ruling in Manhattan on Wednesday gave a..
Life keeps getting hard for disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti. The once celebrated attorney was arrested on Tuesday. He's been accused of violating the terms of his release from custody. Avenatti is..
A US judge on Tuesday rejected Michael Avenatti’s request to delay his upcoming criminal trial in Manhattan. Scheduled for January 21st, 2020, the trial concerns whether the celebrity lawyer tried to..
More bad news for disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti. A U.S. judge rejected his bid to dismiss a criminal charge that he defrauded a client. The client said he knew about improper payments that Nike..
The lawyer, who represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump, was found guilty of charges including attempted extortion and honest services fraud. NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Michael Avenatti's extortion trial neared its end on Tuesday as a federal prosecutor said the celebrity lawyer had an "agenda" to shake down Nike Inc by threatening to tar it with corruption.. Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti had an "agenda" to shake down Nike Inc for millions of dollars by threatening to tar the apparel company with corruption allegations, a prosecutor said on Tuesday near the end of the.. Reuters - Published
The government's star witness in Michael Avenatti's extortion trial conceded on Friday he wanted to expose Nike Inc's alleged illegal payments to families of college basketball recruits long before he.. Reuters - Published
The youth basketball coach who hired Michael Avenatti to represent him in negotiations with Nike Inc said at the celebrity lawyer's extortion trial on Thursday he became "very, very upset" upon.. Reuters - Published
A lawyer for Michael Avenatti told a jury that Nike Inc was being probed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over claims that it made illicit payments to elite youth basketball.. Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti was bent on a big payday when he demanded millions of dollars for himself from Nike Inc, a federal prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday in his opening argument at the extortion trial of.. Reuters - Published
The judge overseeing Michael Avenatti's extortion trial said the case should not focus on Nike Inc's alleged corruption or devolve into celebrity name-dropping, as jury selection began for the case.. Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti, the celebrity lawyer and self-described high-profile nemesis of U.S. President Donald Trump, faces a trial on charges he tried to extort Nike Inc and defrauded a youth basketball.. Reuters - Published
Lawyers in the extortion case of Michael Avenatti are expected on Monday to begin choosing jurors who will decide the fate of the celebrity lawyer and prominent critic of U.S. President Donald Trump. Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti shot to fame from obscurity two years ago by taking to the airwaves as an outspoken, self-described nemesis of Donald Trump while representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in.. Reuters - Published
A U.S. judge on Wednesday said federal prosecutors may not try to show that Michael Avenatti's heavy debts gave him a motive to extort Nike Inc, giving a victory to the celebrity lawyer as he prepares.. Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming.. Reuters - Published
A federal judge on Wednesday revoked Michael Avenatti's bail after the celebrity lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump was accused of hiding money from creditors, triggering a delay in a.. Reuters - Published
A federal judge on Wednesday revoked Michael Avenatti's bail after he was accused of fraudulently hiding $1 million from creditors, threatening a separate trial of the celebrity lawyer and critic of.. Reuters - Published
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti's arrest on allegations he engaged in fraud and money laundering by hiding $1 million from creditors while on bail threatens the upcoming trial of the critic of U.S... Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti's criminal trial for trying to extort Nike Inc may be delayed following the celebrity lawyer's unexpected arrest late on Tuesday in California for allegedly violating his bail.. Reuters - Published
Court filings did not provide specifics but the documents were tied to a case in California in which Mr. Avenatti is accused of stealing money from clients and lying about his business. NYTimes.com - Published
A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Michael Avenatti's bid to dismiss criminal charges accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc , after the celebrity lawyer claimed he was targeted in a "vindictive".. Reuters - Published
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested on Tuesday on accusations that he violated the terms of his release from custody while awaiting trial on charges that he sought to extort millions of.. Reuters - Published
U.S. prosecutors on Monday rejected Michael Avenatti's claim that they overwhelmed him with large amounts of material for the Jan. 21 trial accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc ,.. Reuters - Published
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a U.S. judge to exclude large amounts of material that federal prosecutors produced recently for his trial accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc, or else to.. Reuters - Published
A U.S. judge on Monday rejected Michael Avenatti's bid to dismiss two of the three counts in an indictment accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc by threatening to reveal its.. Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti does not want U.S. prosecutors to present evidence at his criminal trial this month that his alleged financial straits, including an inability to pay child support, gave the celebrity.. Reuters - Published
Nike Inc asked a judge to block Michael Avenatti from having five of its sports marketing officials testify at his upcoming criminal trial, calling their testimony irrelevant to whether the California.. Reuters - Published
California attorney Michael Avenatti, known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump, was more than $15 million in debt when he allegedly tried to.. Reuters - Published
This week on "Face the Nation," moderator Margaret Brennan interviews Kellyanne Conway, Michael Avenatti and Michael Hayden. Plus, British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch discusses whether President Trump.. CBS News - Published
Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who became nationally known as an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump before his arrest earlier this year, will stand trial in April on charges that he stole from.. Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti says he's highly confident he will be vindicated on charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels out of $300,000 that was owed to her through a Manhattan-based book deal. Avenatti made.. USATODAY.com - Published
Michael Avenatti on Tuesday withdrew his request to subpoena Nike Inc in connection with the federal criminal case accusing the embattled lawyer of extortion, after the company said prosecutors already.. Reuters - Published
U.S. prosecutors urged a Manhattan federal judge to reject Michael Avenatti's request to subpoena Nike Inc, calling it a "fishing expedition" unrelated to a criminal case accusing the embattled lawyer.. Reuters - Published
An insurance unit of Starr International Company Inc on Friday sued Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer known for his battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, to rescind coverage of an airplane.. Reuters - Published
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer and critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, on Monday said he did nothing "wrongful" in dealing with Nike Inc, and asked a federal judge to dismiss the criminal extortion.. Reuters - Published
Lawyer Michael Avenatti asked a federal judge to dismiss an indictment accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc , saying he was targeted in a "vindictive and selective prosecution" because of his feud.. Reuters - Published
A paraplegic man previously represented by Michael Avenatti has filed a lawsuit alleging the embattled lawyer neglected to pay him millions he was due in a settlement with Los Angeles County. (June.. USATODAY.com - Published
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been sued by a paraplegic former client who accused him of siphoning away a $4.. Reuters - Published