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Michael Avenatti searched ‘Nike put options’ and ‘insider trading’ before allegedly trying to extort the sportswear giant

Lawyer Michael Avenatti searched for “Nike put options” and items related to “insider trading” online before his alleged extortion of the company for up to $US25 million, according to a court filing dated January 24. Avenatti represents Gary Franklin, who accused Nike of hiding illegal payments to college basketball recruits. […]
Michael Avenatti searched ‘Nike put options’ and ‘insider trading’ before allegedly trying to extort the sportswear giant
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Federal prosecutors charged Michael Avenatti with fraud and identity theft and accused him of stealing almost $300,000 from Stormy Daniels

Federal prosecutors in New York charged the celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti with fraud and aggravated identity theft related to his work for the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. In a new indictment, they accused Avenatti of stealing almost $US300,000 from Daniels while representing her. Avenatti is a defendant in two other […]
Federal prosecutors charged Michael Avenatti with fraud and identity theft and accused him of stealing almost $300,000 from Stormy Daniels
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A ‘sorcerer’ has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for a ‘witchcraft extortion’ scheme that he claimed could help clients find love

A man who said he was a sorcerer would perform rituals to help clients find love. Along with his associates at Amarres Inmediatos, Ariel Boiteux, the “sorcerer,” would ask clients to record themselves while they drank alcohol, recited “sexually explicit incantations,” and performed sexual deeds, according to court documents. He […]
A ‘sorcerer’ has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for a ‘witchcraft extortion’ scheme that he claimed could help clients find love
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Forget Nixon — these are the most corrupt US politicians in history

VIDEO: According to Real Clear Politics, political corruption is "the use of power for personal gain." Often enough, that includes politicians whose personal finances increase through illegal action. Real Clear Politics has listed 10 of the most corrupt politicians -- here are the top three.
Forget Nixon  —  these are the most corrupt US politicians in history