Attorney and former Presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti charged with extortion

No longer representing Stormy Daniels or running for President, attorney Michael Avenatti will still be appearing in court.


The Manhattan US Attorney's office said Monday that it is charging attorney Michael Avenatti "for attempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met."