Roundup Atty Charged With $200M Corporate Extortion Plot

Law360 (December 17, 2019, 11:51 PM EST) -- A Roundup plaintiffs' attorney was arrested Tuesday on criminal charges he attempted to extort $200 million from an unnamed global chemical manufacturer, according to federal prosecutors, whose allegations echo those against embattled celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti.

Timothy Litzenburg, 37, has been charged with attempted extortion and interstate threat, according to a criminal complaint lodged Monday and unsealed Tuesday in Virginia federal court. Prosecutors allege the Charlottesville, Virginia, attorney approached a global company in October and threatened to make public statements claiming that it had significant civil liability for manufacturing a supposedly dangerous chemical used in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller.

Litzenburg vowed to find plaintiffs...

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