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By Bobby Caina Calvan, Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
Michael Avenatti was convicted by a jury on charges that he cheated porn actor Stormy Daniels out of nearly $300,000 she was supposed to get for writing a book about an alleged tryst with former president Donald Trump.
By Tom Hays, Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
Her testimony Thursday was a highly anticipated moment at the trial of a man who parlayed his representation of Daniels in her legal battles against then-President Donald Trump in 2018 into a high-profile role as a Trump adversary.
The porn star who catapulted Michael Avenatti to fame four years ago will get a starring role in a New York courtroom when prosecutors try to prove the California lawyer cheated her of $300,000 in book proceeds.
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
A New York judge has sentenced the combative California lawyer Michael Avenatti to 2 1/2 years in prison for trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike.
By Jim Mustian, Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, the World Health Organization head asked wealthy countries not to buy up all the COVID vaccines before poor nations get any, President Biden plans to funnel more federal pandemic aid to businesses owned by women…
Avenatti did not testify, but his lawyers said he was following the wishes of an amateur youth basketball league director who wanted him to force Nike to fire corrupt executives and fix its culture. …
By Jim Mustian, Associated Press
President Trump initially insisted he was unaware of the hush money payments that his former attorney, Michael Cohen, orchestrated to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump. Trump denies the allegations.
By Associated Press
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty last year to violating campaign finance law by arranging payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal after they claimed they had affairs with Trump.
Federal prosecutors in New York City say Michael Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal.
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