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Michael Avenatti in federal court on charges he stole from Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti
FILE – In this April 16, 2018 file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside federal court, in New York. Trump’s personal attorney wants a federal judge to stop the lawyer for porn actress Daniels from speaking to reporters. An attorney for Michael Cohen filed court papers Thursday night, June 14, 2018, alleging Daniels’ lawyer Avenatti is tainting the case. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti will be in federal court today, accused of cheating his former client Stormy Daniels out of 300-thousand dollars. Daniels is the former porn star who said she slept with ex-President Trump years before he was elected and was paid off to keep quiet about it. She says Avenatti engaged in wire fraud and identity theft to keep money from her that she made from a book.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan say Avenatti, 50, embezzled $300,000 in book contract proceeds intended for Daniels, in part by forging her signature in a letter to an agent.
Avenatti, who has pleaded not guilty, faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted of wire fraud and identity theft.
Avenatti was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a $25 million extortion case in New York but was just released from prison due to COVID concerns.