DOH: Michael Avenatti Found GUILTY on All Charges in Nike Trial

It looks like things went from good to bad for the creepy porn lawyer.

Michael Avenatti is guilty on all three counts he was facing, according to a decision by a jury in federal court in New York on Friday.

Prosecutors said the lawyer threatened to publicly accuse athletic apparel maker Nike of illicitly paying amateur basketball players unless the company paid him millions of dollars.

The government said Avenatti also betrayed his client, a youth basketball coach who made the allegations against Nike, by advocating for money for himself instead of the client.

Avenatti was charged with transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, attempted extortion and honest services wire fraud.

Hissentencing is scheduled for June 17 at 4 p.m., though the date could change, according to the judge.Avenatti made the sign of the cross prior to the verdict being read, stared at the jury and looked down at the table.

He told the lawyers, “Great job, you guys,” and hugged one of them as he was led away to a backroom. He was not handcuffed.”

Of course there will be an appeal,” Scott Srebnick, Avenatti’s lead defense attorney, told CNN.

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