Michael Avenatti's alleged co-conspirator is reportedly Jussie Smollett lawyer Mark Geragos

Mark Geragos.
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The Michael Avenatti Nike extortion saga just got even stranger.

Prosecutors on Monday indicted Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' former lawyer, for allegedly trying to extort $20 million from Nike, saying he and a co-conspirator threatened to release damaging information about the company unless they were paid millions of dollars. While prosecutors didn't name the co-conspirator, who was not charged, The Wall Street Journal reports that it is celebrity attorney Mark Geragos.

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