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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 25, 2019

Press Conference Advisory

There will be a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. to announce charges against attorney Michael Avenatti for attempting to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.  The press conference will be livestreamed on Facebook @USAOSDNY.  Relevant documents are attached.

WHO: Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

          William F. Sweeney, Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation                       

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Monday, March 25, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:  U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York

             1 St. Andrew’s Plaza

              New York, NY 10007

CONTACT:    James Margolin, Nicholas Biase, Dawn Dearden

(212) 637-2600

NOTE:  Due to construction/renovation of the lobby-level entrance, entry is through the ground floor parking-level entrance.  Please allow extra time for entry and screening.  Please silence all cell phones, PDAs, and pagers before start of press conference. 

Updated March 25, 2019