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BREAKING: Avenatti Gets Indicted


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A federal grand jury has indicted celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti on charges of extortion against sportswear giant Nike.


The indictment, which Avenatti had said Tuesday was imminent, was expected, as he had already been arrested on a criminal complaint that contained similar allegations of a brazen shakedown effort.

This story hit the wires moments ago. What we know comes from the US Attorney's Office and beat reporters in New York City:


U.S. Attorney announces indictment of Michael Avenatti for aggravated identity theft, engaging in a scheme to defraud a former client 




NBC News: Attorney Michael Avenatti has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Manhattan on charges related to an extortion scheme involving Nike and in a separate indictment is charged with fraud an identity theft as it related to his work for the victim, Stormy Daniels.


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