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Embattled Attorney Michael Avenatti Accused Of Stealing $2 Million From NBA Star's Ex-Girlfriend

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti is now accused of embezzling nearly $2 million intended for an NBA star's ex-girlfriend.

The ex of Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside claims Avenatti stole the money two years ago after she settled a $3 million lawsuit with the basketball star.

Avenatti was entitled to keep about a $1 million for legal fees, but the woman says he took the entire amount and spent it on a private jet.

Avenatti is also facing separate charges he tried to extort $20 million from Nike.

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