Clare Bronfman's lawyer Mark Geragos named co-conspirator in Michael Avenatti indictment - 2019-03-25
We certainly didn't see this coming. Just days after Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman told Judge Nicholas Garaufis that she definitely wanted to keep famous defense attorney Mark Geragos on her legal team even though his daughter, Teny Geragos, is representing her co-defendant Keith Raniere in the Nxivm prosecution, Geragos is making news for something entirely different: That he's been named the co-conspirator in Michael Avenatti's indictment for trying to shake down Nike.
We just got a look at the Avenatti indictment, which we have for you below. It repeatedly makes reference to Avenatti and "CC-1" — meaning co-conspirator one — meeting with or phoning Nike executives, threatening to release damaging information if the shoe giant didn't pay their client $1.5 million and also pay Avenatti and his co-conspirator between $15 million to $25 million.