Embezzlement

Attorney Michael Avenatti leaves Federal Court after his initial appearance in an extortion case Monday, March 25, 2019, in New York. Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
March 27, 2019 - 10:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before federal prosecutors unsealed charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump was facing legal scrutiny for his business practices. Avenatti was testifying Friday in...
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Attorney Michael Avenatti leaves Federal Court after his initial appearance in an extortion case Monday, March 25, 2019, in New York. Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
March 27, 2019 - 9:56 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before federal prosecutors unsealed charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump was facing legal scrutiny for his business practices. Avenatti was testifying Friday in...
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Attorney Michael Avenatti leaves Federal Court after his initial appearance in an extortion case Monday, March 25, 2019, in New York. Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
March 27, 2019 - 1:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before federal prosecutors unsealed charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump was facing legal scrutiny for his business practices. Avenatti was testifying Friday in...
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Attorney Michael Avenatti leaves Federal Court after his initial appearance in an extortion case Monday, March 25, 2019, in New York. Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad publicity. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
March 27, 2019 - 1:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before federal prosecutors unsealed charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump was facing legal scrutiny for his business practices. Avenatti was testifying Friday in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 file photo former Minister in charge of the "Open Government" Mikhail Abyzov, smiles in the Gorki residence outside Moscow. Russian Investigative Committee officials said Tuesday March 26, 2019, that Abyzov, who was a member of the Russian Cabinet in 2012-2018, has been arrested on charges of fraud. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina, Presidential Press Service, File)
March 26, 2019 - 3:42 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state investigative agency says that a former government minister has been arrested on fraud charges. The Investigative Committee said Tuesday that Mikhail Abyzov is accused of presiding over a criminal group that embezzled funds belonging to two energy companies in Siberia...
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Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a chart during a press conference, outlining details that lead to extortion charges for attorney Michael Avenatti, on Monday March 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 25, 2019 - 11:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti says he is confident he will be "fully exonerated" of federal extortion and bank and wire fraud charges. He told reporters late Monday he will "never stop...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2005, file photo, businessman Donald Trump, left, talks on his cellphone with Felix Sater, right, outside after speaking at the Bixpo 2005 business convention at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo. Sater, a Soviet emigre who befriended Trump over a series of development deals in the 2000s and pushed the Trump Tower Moscow project before and during the 2016 presidential campaign, has emerged as a key figure in House Democrats’ investigations into Trump’s Russia connections. (Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post via AP)
March 25, 2019 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Soviet-born convicted felon who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank. BTA Bank and the City of Almaty, Kazakhstan, allege Felix...
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Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a chart during a press conference, outlining details that lead to extortion charges for attorney Michael Avenatti, on Monday March 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 25, 2019 - 8:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti says he is confident he will be "fully exonerated" of federal extortion and bank and wire fraud charges. He told reporters late Monday he will "never stop...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Michael Avenatti speaks to the media outside the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division after posting bail for a felony domestic violence charge. U.S. prosecutors announced Monday, March 25, 2019 they have charged Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
March 25, 2019 - 7:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million by threatening the company with bad...
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Far-right demonstrators throw toy pigs and shout "Poroshenko's pigs to jail" during a rally against corruption in front of the Presidential administration's building in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 16, 2019 - 11:22 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the Ukrainian city of Poltava have arrested 10 people as nationalist demonstrators attempted to interrupt a campaign appearance by President Petro Poroshenko. Police said the demonstrators aggressively tried to provoke a conflict with officers at the event Saturday in...
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