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Into the AP digital news network lawyer Michael Abbott noddy who gained fame by representing stormy Daniels in lawsuits involving president trump was convicted Friday of trying to extort Nike prosecutor said abit nadie threaten to use his media access to hurt Nike's reputation and stock price unless the company paid him up to twenty five million dollars the convictions for attempted extortion and honest services fraud carry a combined potential penalty of forty two years in prison Evan ID glared at the jurors as the verdict was being announced but said nothing afterward he shook hands with his lawyers and told them great job before he was led back to the cell where he's been held since the judge found he had violated his bail conditions please importer Rico say an online scam that targeted government agencies attempted to steal more than four million dollars deepening concerns about the management of local government finances and officials as a story the frozen at least two point nine million the government has not said how much money was seized by the hacker police say the scan began when someone hacked into the computer of a finance worker at the island's employee retirement system in December actor that allegedly posed as the female employee and sent emails to various government agencies alleging a change in bank accounts Tokyo Olympic organizers are reiterating once again the twenty twenty games are on despite the corona virus that's spreading from neighboring China the organizing committee president told dozens of top international Olympic committee officials gathered in Tokyo that he'd like to make it clear again they're not considering canceling or postponing the games the virus has forced the cancellation of a Formula One race set for April in Shanghai which draws more than one hundred thousand people over race weekend the Olympics opening just over five months and the torch relay begins next month in Japan I'm Ben Thomas with an A. P. news minute the viral outbreak that began in China has now infected more than sixty seven thousand people globally covert nineteen is being blamed for more than fifteen hundred deaths in mainland China but the World Health Organization is praising the country's efforts to contain the disease Dr Michael Ryan heads the WHO's emergencies program before the subject again bed one hundred and thirty seven isolation but it's today there's over fourteen thousand isolation you tell me any other country in the world the Philly cheese stuff about three hundred ninety Americans aboard the diamond princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama Japan will be flown back home on a chartered flight this weekend but they'll face another two week quarantine on return so far two hundred and eighty five people from the ship have tested positive for the virus a truce agreement is in the works between the United States and the Taliban it looks very promising defense secretary Martin asper says it would involve a seven day hall to Taliban attacks before signing that means taking some risks peace talks between the Taliban in Afghanistan's government will begin within ten days of the signing president Ashraf Ghani says as long as Afghanistan remains democratic the Taliban is not much of a threat I think the society is been immunized I guess that type of radicals it all could lead to an eighteen month.