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Avenatti charged in 36-count federal indictment

April 11, 2019 - 11:26 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Federal prosecutors say attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment in Southern California.

The new charges follow Avenatti’s arrest in New York last month for allegedly trying to shake down Nike for up to $25 million and on two counts of wire and bank fraud in California.

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Avenatti made a name for himself representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump.

He says he expects to be cleared.

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