Attorney Michael Avenatti is facing criminal charges on both coasts, after prosecutors in Los Angeles and Manhattan unveiled separate indictments accusing the high-profile attorney of attempting to extort athletic apparel giant Nike and multiple financial fraud claims related to embezzlement of a client’s money as well as bank fraud.
Avenatti was arrested early Monday afternoon in Manhattan, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York told the Law Journal.
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