Prosecutors dropped two conspiracy charges against Michael Avenatti Wednesday in a federal case which claims he attempted to extort millions from Nike. Avenatti was quick to celebrate the announcement on Twitter:
I am extremely pleased that the two counts alleging I engaged in a conspiracy against Nike have just been dismissed by Trump’s DOJ. I expect to be fully exonerated when it is all said and done.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 13, 2019
The other attorney involved in the case was Mark Geragos. He hadn’t been charged with anything but it was believed that the conspiracy charges implicated him, i.e. that he and Avenatti were in the scheme together. Dropping those charges may be good news for Avenatti but it’s probably better news for Geragos.