Michael Avenatti, the celebrity lawyer, got the sentence to prison for a span of 30 months. The judgment was given by one of the federal judges. The now criminal stands accused of making an attempt to extort a huge sum of money from the American multinational corporation, Nike. The incident took place this Thursday.
Michael Avenatti Regrets
Michael Avenatti, the 50-year-old lawyer, came to the limelight as the lawyer of Stormy Daniel, the porn star. He was convicted in the year 2020 February. He had threatened to make a public accusation on Nike and claim to do so until the sports company paid him. As per his allegations, Nike had made illicit payments to some basketball players who were still amateurs.
On the day of his sentence, Paul Garephe, the district judge of the US, gave a statement on the conduct of Michael Avenatti. He stated that his conduct had been an “outrageous” one. It was also stated that the accused lost himself to whatever he thought was his power. The district judge also stated that the lawyer turned criminal made the false assumption of confusing the platform of law and order to be his platform. As he spoke in front of the court on the day of his hearing, the California-based attorney spoke his heart out. His statements were accompanied by a lot of choking and crying. Michael Avenatti accepted his faults.
He claimed that he had betrayed everything that was important in life when he took the decision to extort Nike. They included his friends, his family, his values, and most importantly, himself. He also stated that he had ruined his relationships with people as well as his career. As per the evidence derived at the trial, the convict had claimed to the lawyers who represented Nike that he was looking forward to holding a press conference where he would accuse Nike of making those illicit payments.