Attorney Michael Avenatti may have pushed his luck a little too far. He's been arrested on extortion charges.
Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Avenatti in an alleged scheme to extort Nike over allegations of misconduct by employees. Prosecutors say he was representing an amateur basketball player and demanded a $1.5 million payment, or he'd reveal bribes Nike had given to the families of multiple players. He also wanted the company to pay him $15 million to $25 million to conduct an internal investigation.
Avenatti is best known for representing Stormy Daniels in the scandal surrounding the cover-up of her alleged affair with President Trump.
I guess we know how Meghan McCain feels about Avenatti.. she tweeted this out yesterday and then a fan posted this on instagram.
Meghan McCain: @MeghanMcCain All I’m saying is I thoughtthis dudewas a complete and total sleezebag from day one..