Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti
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February 14, 2020 - 2:59 pm
Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. Read more here.
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Attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, after pleading not guilty to charges that he defrauded his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels.
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May 28, 2019 - 3:32 pm
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 10-minute appearance before a federal...
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In this April 1, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in Santa Ana, Calif.
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April 11, 2019 - 11:08 am
By Brian Melley, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. Avenatti, 48, was indicted late...
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Clare Bronfman, a member of Nxivm, an organization charged in sex trafficking, leaves Brooklyn Federal Court with her lawyer Mark Geragos after she received medical attention while in court.
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March 27, 2019 - 7:48 pm
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...
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In this March 17, 2014, file photo, R&B singer Chris Brown, left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court with his attorney Mark Geragos.
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March 26, 2019 - 8:04 am
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now Geragos might need a defense attorney himself after being named in a case accusing lawyer...
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Michael Avenatti
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March 25, 2019 - 1:46 pm
By Erica Orden , Kara Scannell and Eli Watkins (CNN) — Federal prosecutors in Manhattan and Los Angeles charged attorney Michael Avenatti nearly simultaneously in two criminal cases Monday, unsealing complaints that alleged he attempted to extort more than $20 million from Nike and that he...
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R. Kelly
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February 14, 2019 - 12:58 pm
By Sara Sidner (CNN) — Prosecutors investigating R. Kelly are looking into a newly surfaced video featuring the R&B superstar, lawyer Michael Avenatti told CNN. CNN has seen the VHS tape that appears to show Kelly having sex with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old. Avenatti,...
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Stormy Daniels
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December 03, 2018 - 3:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for President Trump want porn actress Stormy Daniels to pay them $340,000 in legal bills they claim they earned successfully defending Trump against her failed defamation claim. The attorneys are due in a Los Angeles federal courtroom Monday to make their case that they...
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Michael Avenatti
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November 14, 2018 - 6:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a chief critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, Los Angeles police said. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident Tuesday...
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Michael Avenatti
September 26, 2018 - 11:18 am
(KYW Newsradio / AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti has revealed his client, the third woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, as Washington, D.C., resident and Maryland native Julie Swetnick. Here is a picture of my client Julie Swetnick. She is courageous, brave and honest. We ask that...
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