Michael Avenatti tearfully tells judge ‘I alone have destroyed my career’ at sentencing for Nike extortion plot

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Michael Avenatti, the attorney who represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against former President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to over two years in prison for attempting to extort Nike.

A judge sentenced Avenatti to 30 months in prison on Thursday after he was convicted in an extortion scheme against Nike. The attorney “openly wept” in court as he spoke, CNN reports.

“I and I alone have destroyed my career, my relationships, my life, and there is no doubt that I deserve to pay, have paid, and will pay a further price for what I

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Ellison’s office challenges judge for saying girls at Floyd murder scene weren’t traumatized

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A judge’s assertion that there is no evidence that four girls were traumatized by witnessing George Floyd’s murder last year is being challenged by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, which prosecuted the case.

Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a letter with the court late Wednesday asking Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill to delete portions of a June 25 document he filed in the case outlining his thought process for sentencing former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to 22 ½ years in prison for Floyd’s murder.

Jurors convicted Chauvin on April 20 of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree

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Minnesota AG asks judge to acknowledge trauma of children who witnessed Floyd’s death

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Minnesota Attorney General Keith EllisonKeith EllisonSunday shows preview: Moderates, Biden reach deal on infrastructure; Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison Floyd’s brother says Chauvin sentence was ‘slap on the wrist’ Minnesota AG urges Congress to pass police reform bill following Chauvin sentencing MORE (D) asked a Hennepin County Judge to acknowledge the trauma of the children who witnessed George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis Police last year. 

Ellison wrote a letter to Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill on Wednesday asking him to modify his sentencing memorandum to “more accurately reflect the experiences of the four children

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A judge put on hold Mike Lindell’s lawsuit accusing Dominion of election manipulation

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Mike Lindell outside federal court on June 24. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

  • A judge has put MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s lawsuit against Dominion on hold.

  • It’s a countersuit against Dominion’s $1.3 billion defamation suit against Lindell and his company.

  • A federal judge in DC is weighing whether to dismiss Dominion’s lawsuit.

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A federal judge in Minnesota has pressed pause on the pro-Trump pillow mogul Mike Lindell’s lawsuit against Dominion Voting Systems.

US District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz’s order, issued Wednesday afternoon, granted Dominion’s request to put a hold on the case

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R. Kelly’s sex-trafficking trial pushed to August 18, judge admonishes lawyers for ‘mudslinging’

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R. Kelly’s trial on racketeering and sex crimes charges has been pushed to August 18 at the request of his defense team.

The disgraced singer, 54, appeared in person for the first time in front of District Judge Ann Donnelly who is presiding over his case in a Brooklyn federal court.

The jury selection process will still take place on August 9 as planned.

At Thursday’s hearing ahead of his looming trial, pretrial concerns were discussed, namely to address possible conflicts involving his attorneys and the defendant’s renewed attempt for release on bail and adjournment of the trial – which

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