Michael Avenatti Convicted Of Stealing From Stormy Daniels

Posted February 5, 2022 by with 4 comments

Good to see justice served for Stormy, and now this creep will be behind bars for up to 20 years. Via AP:

Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday of cheating 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.

Avenatti, who acted as his own lawyer, stared straight ahead as the guilty verdicts on wire fraud and aggravated identity theft were returned.

Just a few hours earlier, a mistrial had appeared possible when the jury foreperson complained that a juror was acting on “emotions” rather than evidence.

It was another defeat for the California lawyer, who has faced legal problems after briefly rising to fame as one of Trump’s leading antagonists on cable news.

“I’m very disappointed in the jury’s verdict,” Avenatti told reporters outside the federal courtroom in New York. “I’m looking forward to a full adjudication of all the issues on appeal.”

Sentencing was set for May 24, and Daniels told “Inside Edition” that Avenatti “can bet on” her attendance. Wire fraud carries a maximum of 20 years in prison, and aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory two-year prison sentence.

[AP: Michael Avenatti convicted of stealing from Stormy Daniels]