Analysis

Geragos 'Chargeable' In Avenatti Extortion Case, Experts Say

Law360 (March 26, 2019, 9:50 PM EDT) -- An extortion case against legal provocateur Michael Avenatti on Tuesday was even more shocking for implicating fellow celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos, suggesting that Geragos himself could still wind up facing charges.

Manhattan federal prosecutors charged Avenatti on Monday over an alleged scheme with another lawyer to extort more than $20 million from Nike to keep a lid on the company's payments to student athletes. A source familiar with the investigation confirmed to Law360 on Tuesday that the second lawyer is Geragos, and that Geragos is not a cooperator in the case.

Jenn Rodgers, a former assistant U.S. attorney in Manhattan, said...

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