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Lawyers for Michael Avenatti, the former attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, told a judge on Wednesday that he should serve no more than six months in prison after being found guilty of attempting to extort $25 million from sportswear giant Nike, noting that he is facing constant ridicule.

According to The Associated Press, Avenatti’s lawyers made the request in a sentencing memorandum in Manhattan federal court. They said he suffered while serving three months in prison after his bail was revoked last year and noted the public ridicule of his “cataclysmic fall.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“Avenatti’s epic fall and public shaming has played out in front of the entire world. The Court may take judicial notice of this fact, as Avenatti’s cataclysmic fall has been well-documented. He is openly mocked by the former President of the United States and his preferred media outlets, to the glee of millions of the former President’s followers and supporters,” the lawyers wrote, according to the AP.

“He cannot go anywhere in public without inducing and subjecting himself to vitriolic comments and abuse. These circumstances alone would deter anyone in Avenatti’s shoes from engaging in similar conduct,” they added.

The Associated Press noted that federal sentencing guidelines suggest a sentence of 11 to 14 years in prison, adding that sentencing is scheduled for June 30.

Matt Whitlock tweeted Thursday, “Even after all the embarrassment, nothing can be worse for Avenatti’s pride than his lawyer arguing that the once brave knife-fighting tv warrior is actually a soft snowflake who should be released because President Trump was mean to him.”

Reporter Meghann Cuniff tweeted, “Michael Avenatti’s lawyers want him to only get six months in his Nike extortion case in New York. Thanks to @Global_Barista_ for posting the full sentencing memorandum here.”

“As the memo explains, the big issue is how much money should be used to calculate Avenatti’s sentence. Sentencing for financial crimes generally depends on the amount of money involved. Avenatti tried to get $20 million, but he never actually got a dime. Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York haven’t filed their sentencing memo yet, but I expect they’ll be asking for a lot more time, and they’ll want the judge to consider the $20 million. Stay tuned!”

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