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2 months ago

Avenatti pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges in California

Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti has pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud and a tax-related charge in a Southern California federal court case accusing him of cheating his clients out of millions of dollars
2 months ago
Avenatti pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges in California
2 months ago

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 4 years in prison

The lawyer was a focus of national attention representing Stormy Daniels.
2 months ago
Michael Avenatti sentenced to 4 years in prison
3 months ago

Avenatti, facing sentencing, apologizes to Stormy Daniels

Convicted California lawyer Michael Avenatti wants leniency at sentencing for defrauding former client Stormy Daniels
3 months ago
Avenatti, facing sentencing, apologizes to Stormy Daniels
6 months ago

Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty

Avenatti argued the evidence against him was insufficient.
6 months ago
Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti found guilty
7 months ago

Avenatti decides not to testify at trial vs. Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti says he won't testify at his trial on charges that he cheated porn actor Stormy Daniels out of nearly $300,000 in book proceeds
7 months ago
Avenatti decides not to testify at trial vs. Stormy Daniels
7 months ago

Prosecution completes case at Michael Avenatti fraud trial

The government has rested its case at a trial where jurors heard allegations that California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels
7 months ago
Prosecution completes case at Michael Avenatti fraud trial
7 months ago

Avenatti faces Stormy Daniels in court

Michael Avenatti engaged in a heated back and forth in court with his former client, Stormy Daniels, including a discussion about ghosts.
7 months ago
Avenatti faces Stormy Daniels in court
7 months ago

Michael Avenatti resumes cross-examination of Stormy Daniels in his fraud trial

Avenatti denies stealing a $300,000 book advance from Daniels
7 months ago
Michael Avenatti resumes cross-examination of Stormy Daniels
7 months ago

Michael Avenatti forced to court over fraud and identify theft charges

Michael Avenatti is facing federal charges after his former client Stormy Daniels alleged the outspoken attorney stole nearly $300,000 from her book deal.
7 months ago
Michael Avenatti forced to court over fraud and identify theft charges
7 months ago

Avenatti now representing himself in case vs. Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti says he's glad to be representing himself at his trial over whether he stole money from porn star Stormy Daniels
7 months ago
Avenatti asks to represent himself against Stormy Daniels
7 months ago

Judge allows Michael Avenatti to represent himself in case involving Stormy Daniels

Avenatti has been accused of allegedly stealing $300,000 from Daniels.
7 months ago
Avenatti representing himself in case involving Stormy Daniels
7 months ago

Federal trial for disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti begins

Avenatti is charged with wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
7 months ago
Federal trial for disgraced attorney begins
7 months ago

Trump nemesis Avenatti back on trial

The disgraced attorney who taunted former President Trump on cable television over comments he made about his porn star client will stand trial on charges he cheated her out of money.
7 months ago
Trump nemesis Avenatti back on trial
7 months ago

Michael Avenatti back on trial for allegedly stealing $300,000 from Stormy Daniels

Avenatti is accused in New York of stealing proceeds from a memoir.
7 months ago
Trump nemesis Avenatti back on trial for allegedly stealing porn star's money
10 months ago

Feds say Michael Avenatti should head to prison in Nike case

New York prosecutors have asked a judge to order California lawyer Michael Avenatti to begin serving a 2 1/2-year prison term
10 months ago
Prosecutors urge prison for Michael Avenatti in Nike case
1 year ago

Michael Avenatti denies embezzlement charges in California

Lawyer Michael Avenatti is charged with embezzling millions of dollars from his clients and says at his trial in California that he “gave people who had no chance a fighting chance.”
1 year ago
1 year ago

Michael Avenatti, one-time foe of President Trump, sentenced to 30 months in prison for Nike extortion scheme

Avenatti once represented Stormy Daniels and regularly attacked Trump.
1 year ago
Michael Avenatti, one-time Trump foe, sentenced to 30 months in prison
1 year ago

Prosecutors seek 'very substantial' prison time for Avenatti

Prosecutors are urging a judge to impose a “very substantial” prison sentence on Michael Avenatti for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike
1 year ago
2 years ago

Avenatti lawyer to put Stormy Daniels' credibility on trial

He faces trial on charges he cheated porn star of book deal proceeds.
2 years ago
3 years ago

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti convicted in Nike extortion case

He faces additional federal charges in New York and Los Angeles.
3 years ago
Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti convicted in Nike extortion case
3 years ago

Michael Avenatti convicted in Nike extortion case

Avenatti, the California attorney who gained fame representing Stormy Daniels, was found guilty as charged.
3 years ago
Michael Avenatti convicted in Nike extortion case
3 years ago

Avenatti seeks to limit questioning in Nike extortion trial

Defense attorneys say Avenatti won't answer questions concerning his finances.
3 years ago
3 years ago

Michael Avenatti trying to hide assets from creditors: Prosecutors

Federal prosecutors are alleging that Michael Avenatti is deeply in debt and trying to shield assets from creditors.
3 years ago
Michael Avenatti trying to hide assets from creditors: Prosecutors
3 years ago

Michael Avenatti’s bail revoked

IRS agents took Avenatti into custody for allegedly violating terms of his bail. He's facing a long list of accusations in California, including stealing money from clients and not paying his taxes.
3 years ago
Michael Avenatti’s bail revoked
3 years ago

Michael Avenatti arrested at courthouse during hearing

Avenatti was on the stand when the court took a break and IRS agents placed him under arrest.
3 years ago
Michael Avenatti arrested at courthouse during hearing
3 years ago

Avenatti bashes Trump as '3rd-rate mobster' following court appearance

Michael Avenatti took no questions from the press but condemned President Trump, Don Jr., Hope Hicks and Kellyanne Conway as he left court on Tuesday.
3 years ago
Avenatti bashes Trump as '3rd-rate mobster' following court appearance
3 years ago

Avenatti: Trump aims Justice Department at political enemies

Michael Avenatti told reporters President Donald Trump is the real criminal after the California attorney appeared at a New York hearing on charges he cheated porn star Stormy Daniels of book proceeds
3 years ago
Attorney Avenatti faces judge in Stormy Daniels-related case
3 years ago

Avenatti pleads not guilty to charges that he stole $300K from Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole his client's book advance that was worth nearly $300,000.
3 years ago
Avenatti pleads not guilty to charges that he stole $300K from Stormy Daniels
3 years ago

Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty to charges of stealing nearly $300K from adult film actress Stormy Daniels

He was released on a $300,000 bond and ordered to have no contact with Daniels.
3 years ago
Avenatti pleads not guilty to charges that he stole $300K from Stormy Daniels
3 years ago

Avenatti charged with misappropriating Stormy Daniels' money

Prosecutors allege that Michael Avenatti diverted nearly $300,000 owed to his former client to make Ferrari payments, cover airfare and more.
3 years ago
Avenatti charged with misappropriating Stormy Daniels' money
3 years ago

Feds charge Avenatti with fraud, ID theft

Federal prosecutors in New York charged Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, including allegedly forging the signature of his former client Stormy Daniels.
3 years ago
Feds charge Avenatti with fraud, ID theft
3 years ago

Feds bring new charges against lawyer Michael Avenatti for misappropriating nearly $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels

Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, sources briefed on the case told ABC News.
3 years ago
Feds charge Avenatti for misappropriating nearly $300K from ex-client Stormy Daniels
3 years ago

Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty to embezzlement in latest round of criminal charges

Michael Avenatti on Monday formally pleaded not guilty to charges he stole millions of dollars from clients who had been awarded settlements.
3 years ago
Avenatti pleads not guilty to embezzlement in latest round of criminal charges
3 years ago

Feds to file new charges against Michael Avenatti

Prosecutors described in a 61-page indictment the celebrity attorney's alleged decade-long scheme to embezzle and hide millions of dollars from clients.
3 years ago
Feds to file new charges against Michael Avenatti
3 years ago

Feds file new charges against Michael Avenatti

Federal prosecutors in California plan to level fresh charges against Michael Avenatti on Thursday.
3 years ago
Feds file new charges against Michael Avenatti
3 years ago

Feds file new charges against Michael Avenatti

Federal prosecutors in California leveled fresh charges against Michael Avenatti on Thursday, marking yet another legal blow for the controversial celebrity attorney.
3 years ago
Feds file new charges against Michael Avenatti
3 years ago

Attorney Michael Avenatti arrested in alleged Nike extortion scheme: Prosecutors

Attorney Michael Avenatti was placed under arrest on Monday on charges of extortion.
3 years ago
Avenatti arrested in alleged Nike extortion scheme: Prosecutors
3 years ago

Michael Avenatti arrested, charged with extortion

Avenatti, who was arrested in New York City, stands accused of attempting to extort Nike for $20 million and faces additional fraud charges.
3 years ago
Michael Avenatti arrested, charged with extortion
3 years ago

Prosecutors accuse lawyer Michael Avenatti of 'old-fashioned shakedown'

Authorities in New York say he allegedly tried to extort up to $25 million from apparel giant Nike; in a separate case in Los Angeles, he has been accused of wire and bank fraud.
3 years ago
Prosecutors accuse lawyer Michael Avenatti of 'old-fashioned shakedown'
3 years ago

More criminal charges filed against Michael Avenatti in California

The U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California provided details concerning the arrest of lawyer Michael Avenatti.
3 years ago
More criminal charges filed against Michael Avenatti in California
3 years ago

Michael Avenatti arrested in alleged $20M extortion scheme targeting Nike

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the charges against attorney Michael Avenatti.
3 years ago
Michael Avenatti arrested in alleged $20M extortion scheme targeting Nike
4 years ago

Michael Avenatti won't be charged for alleged domestic violence at this time

The LA City Attorney said it wasn't opposed to charging him in the future.
4 years ago
Michael Avenatti won't be charged for alleged domestic violence at this time
4 years ago

Trump accuser may drop high-profile lawyer Michael Avenatti

Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with President Trump, is accusing Avenatti of suing Trump for defamation against her wishes and starting a fundraising site without her knowledge.
4 years ago
Trump accuser may drop high-profile lawyer Michael Avenatti
4 years ago

No felony charge for Avenatti in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend

Los Angeles authorities could still file a misdemeanor charge against Stormy Daniels' lawyer.
4 years ago
No felony charge for Avenatti in alleged attack on ex-girlfriend
4 years ago

Michael Avenatti calls for release of surveillance tapes

The attorney is fighting allegations of domestic violence and facing a restraining order from his accuser and ex-girlfriend, actress Mareli Miniutti.
4 years ago
Michael Avenatti calls for release of surveillance tapes
4 years ago

Avenatti, ex-girlfriend were fighting about money before alleged domestic violence occurred: Court docs

The woman accused Avenatti of "forcefully hitting" her in the face with pillows, according to a temporary restraining order granted Monday in Los Angeles County.
4 years ago
Avenatti, ex-girlfriend fought about money before alleged altercation occurred
4 years ago

Photos of bruises on back, leg are proof of assault by Avenatti: Actress

The 24-year-old who filed for a restraining order against Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said the encounter was sparked by an argument over money.
4 years ago
Photos of bruises on back, leg are proof of assault by Avenatti: Actress
4 years ago

Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicions of domestic violence

The combative attorney was defiant walking out of a Los Angeles police precinct.
4 years ago
Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicions of domestic violence
4 years ago

Michael Avenatti speaks out after domestic violence charges

Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti said he has "never struck a woman" and "never will strike a woman" after being released on $50,000 bond.
4 years ago
Michael Avenatti speaks out after domestic violence charges
4 years ago

Stormy Daniels' attorney arrested in Los Angeles: Police

Michael Avenatti was arrested by police in Los Angeles on an alleged domestic violence incident, according to authorities.
4 years ago
Stormy Daniels' attorney arrested in Los Angeles: Police