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Michael Avenatti will not testify at extortion trial - 2/11/20

FEBRUARY 11, 2020: Michael Avenatti announced that he would not testify in court during his forthcoming Nike extortion trial in New York. - JANUARY 15, 2020: Michael Avenatti arrested by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) federal agents in California on general charges of bail violations and new specific allegations that he scammed a client out of $840,000. - MAY 28, 2019: Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty in federal court in New York City to all charges of theft, extortion, embezzlement and fraud in the Stormy Daniels and Nike, Inc. cases described below. - MARCH 26, 2019: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan, NYC and Los Angeles, CA charged celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti nearly simultaneously in two criminal cases on Monday, March 25, 2019. These complaints allege that Avenatti attempted to extort more than $20 million from Nike, Inc. and that he committed wire fraud and bank fraud. - File Photo by: zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 4/16/18 Michael Avenatti holds a press conference at the Federal Courthouse in New York City following the hearing for President Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, at the US District Court for the Southern District of New York State. (NYC)