• Michael Avenatti denies embezzlement charges in California

    13 days ago - By Stl Today

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a $25 million extortion case in New York, now is on trial in California on charges of embezzling millions from his...
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  • Michael Avenatti denies embezzlement charges in California

    Michael Avenatti denies embezzlement charges in California

    13 days ago - By Chron

    SANTA ANA, Calif. - Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer recently sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a $25 million extortion case in New York, now is on trial in California on charges of embezzling millions from his clients and told jurors Wednesday that he “gave people who had no chance a fighting chance.”
    It is the second trial this month for the 50-year-old lawyer who once represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against then-President Donald Trump. Federal prosecutors in Southern California have accused Avenatti of cheating five of his clients out of nearly $10 million...
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