Michael Avenatti claims ‘vindictive prosecution’ in Nike extortion case because of his feud with Trump

Lawyer Michael Avenatti wants a federal judge to dismiss charges that he tried to extort Nike for $22.5 million, arguing the Manhattan U.S. Attorney arrested him first, and investigated later, as payback for his feud with President Trump.

In a 50-page filing Wednesday alleging “vindictive and selective…

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