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Michael Avenatti: Waaaahh, I've been humiliated enough, don't lock me up for for 11-14 years

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One of the few regrets I’ve had in my three decades of being politically active is having ever trusted Michael Avenatti. The lawyer, who spent much of 2018 and 2019 as one of the loudest voices in the resistance to a con man and grifter president, has since been exposed as a con man and grifter himself.

In case you missed it, Avenatti was arrested in March 2019 on charges of threatening to accuse Nike of making under-the-table payments to high school basketball players unless Nike paid him to keep quiet. He was convicted on three counts of extortion in February 2020. His sentencing hearing was pushed back due to the pandemic, and is now slated for June 30.

Earlier this year, CNBC’s American Greed aired a profile on Avenatti that leaves no doubt that the man once celebrated as “America’s Lawyer” is a fraud. The show includes audio of Avenatti threatening to hold a press conference exposing Nike’s misdeeds unless Nike paid him an additional $25 million on top of the $1.5 million it was willing to pay an AAU coach. He was openly bragging........

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