Lawyer Michael Avenatti: ‘For the entirety of my career I have fought against the powerful’. Photo: AFP

‘Old-fashioned shakedown’: Trump nemesis Michael Avenatti is arrested, accused of blackmailing Nike for US$22.5 million

  • Michael Avenatti is accused of threatening to go public with claims of bribery against Nike, unless he was paid US$22.5 million
  • Avenatti, who was separately accused of embezzlement and fraud, faces decades in prison
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Lawyer Michael Avenatti: ‘For the entirety of my career I have fought against the powerful’. Photo: AFP
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