Michael Avenatti guilty on all counts in Nike extortion case

Michael Avenatti                      Brendan McDermid / Reuters file

Lawyer Michael Avenatti has been found guilty on all counts of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike.

Avenatti faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison. A judge set sentencing for June.

One of his lawyers, Scott Srebnick, declined to comment but said he would appeal the conviction.

Avenatti still faces other legal hurdles, including federal charges in California for defrauding clients and absconding with payments to them that he was able to obtain, including theft from a quadriplegic man. He also faces a separate federal case in New York tied to allegations that he kept $300,000 in money from a book publisher that was supposed to be paid to Stormy Daniels.

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