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‘Creepy Porn Lawyer’ Hit with Extortion and Bank Fraud Charges

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Michael Avenatti has done very little to distinguish himself from the common tropes and stereotypes associated with sleazy lawyers.

A man who attempted to gain mainstream fame as the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, Avenatti spent much of his time in the spotlight on CNN and other infotainment channels, figuratively tooting his own horn.  At one point, Avenatti’s ego had grown so large that he was openly considering the possibility of a political career, despite the widespread belief among Americans that the entire Stormy Daniels saga was little more than a ruse to enhance both individuals’ careers.

Now, after major charges against Avenatti have come to light, the “creepy porn lawyer”, (as Tucker Carlson refers to him), will be lucky to stay out of jail.

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Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges that he tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to hurt that athletic apparel giant financially with negative publicity.

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Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case out of Los Angeles, where he is accused of embezzling a client’s money “in order to pay his own expense and debts,” and of “defrauding a bank in Mississippi,” prosecutors said.

Avenatti had represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen related to a non-disclosure agreement she had signed on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump in exchange for a $130,000 payment.

Avenatti’s arrest even came in his usual, high-profile fashion, with the lawyer having tweeted about his latest target, Nike, about 15 minutes before being busted by the FBI.

The celebrity lawyer will appear in Manhattan court later this week.

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