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Michael Avenatti trial: Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial

Michael Avenatti has been kept in solitary confinement for 'his own safety,' prison warden says

Prosecutors said the lawyer threatened to publicly accuse athletic apparel maker Nike of illicitly paying amateur basketball players unless the company paid him millions of dollars. The government said Avenatti also betrayed his client, a youth basketball coach who made the allegations against Nike, by advocating for money for himself …

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