Lawyer Michael Avenatti jailed for 4 for defrauding porn star Stormy Daniels of $300k e book proceeds

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Lawyer Michael Avenatti has been sentenced to 4 years in jail for dishonest shopper Stormy Daniels of a whole lot of 1000’s of {dollars} in e book proceeds.

A federal jury in Manhattan convicted Avenatti in February of wire fraud and aggravated id after a two-week trial, agreeing that he embezzled almost $300,000 (£222,000) in e book proceeds meant for Ms Daniels.

The lawyer, who rose to fame for taking up Donald Trump whereas he was in workplace, was discovered responsible of defrauding porn star Ms Daniels, who claimed she had sexual encounters with the previous president.

Avenatti, 51, had already been serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence stemming from his 2020 conviction for making an attempt to extort hundreds of thousands of {dollars} from Nike Inc.

Jailing him, District Decide Jesse Furman referred to as Avenatti’s conduct “brazen and egregious”.

At his trial earlier this 12 months, Avenatti represented himself, cross-examining his former shopper for hours about their experiences in early 2018, when she signed a e book deal that supplied an $800,000 (£590,938) payout.

The book "Full Disclosure" by Stormy Daniels is seen for sale in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Stormy Daniels made claims of a sexual encounter with President Trump in her e book

Prosecutors mentioned he illegally pocketed about $300,000 of her advance on Full Disclosure, revealed in 2018.

The e book’s publication got here at a time when Avenatti’s legislation observe was failing financially at the same time as he appeared repeatedly on cable tv information channels.

Eighteen months of this new sentence will run concurrently with the Nike sentence, that means Avenatti faces a mixed 5 years in jail.

He is also awaiting a retrial in Los Angeles on prices that he ripped off shoppers and others for hundreds of thousands of {dollars}.

“I’ve destroyed my profession, my relationships and my status,” Avenatti informed US District Decide Jess Furman earlier than being sentenced within the Daniels case.

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