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Michael Avenatti

Dec 19, 2019

California bar: Avenatti stole from client using ‘deceit’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti should be prevented from practicing law for pocketing a client’s settlement and covering his tracks through “deceit, dishonesty and lies,” a lawyer for the California State Bar said Wednesday. Attorney Eli Morgenstern said Avenatti poses a threat to clients and the public if he continues to perform legal […]

Dec 10, 2019

Avenatti wants lifestyle, money troubles off limits at upcoming trial over Nike case

NEW YORK – Michael Avenatti may have had a Ferrari and private jet – among other toys of the wealthy – but jurors at his upcoming extortion attempt trial don’t have to know it. That’s the push by the embattled California attorney’s own legal team ahead of his trial in New York on federal charges […]

Jun 19, 2019

Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti learned Tuesday that he faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. The Nov. 12 trial date was set by U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe at a pretrial hearing in Manhattan. Avenatti participated by telephone. Afterward, he said […]

May 29, 2019

Avenatti pleads not guilty to defrauding Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK (AP) — The pugilistic and embattled attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defrauding his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels, and seized the spotlight to toss a barb at President Donald Trump. Avenatti barely spoke during his three appearances before federal judges in New York, except to answer a few […]

May 23, 2019

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off. Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to […]

Apr 12, 2019

Avenatti indicted for embezzling money from disabled client

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who made his name as a fierce critic of President Donald Trump, was indicted by a federal grand jury in California on three dozen charges, including a new claim that he stole millions of dollars from a paraplegic client’s settlement. The indictment moves Avenatti, 48, a step closer to a trial. […]

Mar 28, 2019

Prosecutors say Avenatti wanted in on NY sex-slave case

NEW YORK (AP) — An already bizarre case accusing a secretive self-help group in upstate New York of engaging in sex-trafficking took another strange turn Wednesday thanks to firebrand attorney Michael Avenatti and a courtroom scene caused by a wealthy defendant he’s tried to represent. At a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, prosecutors confirmed […]

Mar 13, 2019

Michael Avenatti is no longer representing Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels are parting ways. Daniels said in a tweet that she has retained Tulsa-based attorney Clark Brewster as her personal attorney and has asked him to review all legal matters involving her. “Upon completion of Mr. Brewster’s review and further consultation with me, I anticipate Mr. Brewster will serve as my […]

Dec 5, 2018

Avenatti takes himself out of the running for president in 2020

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who rose to national prominence representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in litigation against President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that he would not seek the presidency in 2020, citing concerns from family. “I do not make this decision lightly – I make it out of respect for my family. But for their […]

Nov 29, 2018

Michael Avenatti filed Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against her wishes, she says

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels said Wednesday that she is debating whether to part ways with her attorney, Michael Avenatti, accusing him of filing a defamation suit against President Donald Trump against her wishes and launching a crowdfunding campaign without her permission. “I haven’t decided yet what to do about legal representation moving forward,” Daniels said […]

Nov 19, 2018

Avenatti law firm evicted after not paying more than $213,000 in back rent

Add this to Michael Avenatti’s horrible, no good very bad week: An Orange County judge has rejected the lawyer’s final appeal to block the eviction of a law practice carrying the possibly presidential aspirant’s name from an ocean-view building in Newport Beach, California. The firm, Eagan Avenatti, has until Monday to vacate the offices, according […]

Nov 15, 2018

Avenatti speaks out after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence

Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer and cable news fixture who came to prominence after he sued President Donald Trump on behalf of an adult-film star, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence, police said. The Los Angeles Police Department said he was booked on a felony domestic violence charge, with a […]

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