Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes
12 Apr 2019

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 Wednesday by a Southern California grand jury on a raft of additional charges following his arrest last month in New York on two related counts and for allegedly trying to shake down Nike for up to $25 million.

The attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he will plead not guilty to the California charges.

“I look forward to the entire truth being known as opposed to a one-sided version meant to sideline me,” he wrote.

By Brian Melley, AP, 11 April 2019

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