Avenatti pleaded not guilty on multiple charges

U.S. 05/28/19, 18:02

Attorney Michael Avenatti emerged from a New York courthouse and told a wall of cameras outside Manhattan federal court Tuesday, May 28, that he looks forward to a jury verdict in the three criminal cases he faces. Earlier in the day, he pleaded not guilty through his lawyer in a case ...

Avenatti hires lawyer to represent him in fraud case

U.S. 05/15/19, 14:34

Attorney Michael Avenatti hired a lawyer to represent him Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his request for a public defender in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on taxes and committed bank fraud. Avenatti announced the hiring of attorney H. Dean Steward during a brief ...

Judge rejects public defender for Avenatti in fraud case

U.S. 05/14/19, 19:19

A federal judge Tuesday rejected attorney Michael Avenatti's request for a public defender to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and committed bank fraud. Judge James Selna denied the request without providing a reason on the eve of Avenatti's appearance ...

Update: R. Kelly back at hearing in sexual abuse case

Entertainment 05/07/19, 11:15

The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. R&B singer R. Kelly is back in court for a hearing in his sexual abuse case. Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for a hearing Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Chicago. ...

Avenatti due to be arraigned on charges of cheating, lying

U.S. 04/29/19, 09:17

Attorney Michael Avenatti is expected to be arraigned Monday on charges that he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and lied to investigators. The lawyer who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in federal court in ...

Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O’Hare

Entertainment 04/18/19, 14:55

Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb. 9 meeting based on text messages obtained through an ...

Mainstream media’s worshipping of Michael Avenatti

Opinion 04/13/19, 17:46

Remember celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, the man who represented porn star Stormy Daniels? Well, the media’s favorite guest is back in the news after being indicted on 36 charges Thursday.  Two hundred fifty-four—that’s how many times Avenatti was featured on major TV networks in one year, according to NewsBusters.  CNN alone featured Avenatti a staggering ...

Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes

U.S. 04/11/19, 09:55

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 ...

Update: Indictment says Avenatti stole millions

U.S. 04/11/19, 09:47

The Latest on new federal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 7:45 a.m. The indictment filed against attorney Michael Avenatti alleges he stole millions of dollars from clients, didn't pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. Avenatti was indicted late Wednesday on the charges following his arrest ...

Update: Avenatti says he’s confident he’ll get justice

U.S. 04/01/19, 18:10

The Latest on federal criminal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti says he believes justice will be served in his bank and wire fraud case. Attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court Monday, April 1, 2019, in Santa Ana, Calif. Avenatti appeared in federal court on ...

R. Kelly lawyer: Michael Avenatti charges raise questions

Entertainment 04/01/19, 09:05

A lawyer for R&B singer R. Kelly says charges in New York accusing attorney Michael Avenatti of trying to shake down Nike raise questions about his role in helping Chicago prosecutors bring sex-abuse charges against Kelly.Steve Greenberg says he intends to pursue the issue. A previously scheduled hearing in Kelly's ...

After shocking NY arrest, Avenatti faces court in California

U.S. 04/01/19, 00:09

A week after Michael Avenatti's shocking arrest in New York, the attorney famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump will be back in federal court Monday to face fraud charges in California. The brash lawyer faces a hearing in the Orange County city of ...

Prosecutors say Avenatti wanted in on NY sex-slave case

U.S. 03/27/19, 18:35

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 in federal court in Brooklyn, prosecutors confirmed ...

Fraud charges followed Avenatti’s public financial feuds

Entertainment 03/27/19, 16:18

Even before federal prosecutors unsealed charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer was facing legal scrutiny for his business practices. Avenatti was testifying last Friday in his own defense in a civil case that included allegations he pocketed $1.6 million from a client as federal authorities were filing a criminal case against ...

Update: Avenatti calls allegations against him ‘absurd’

U.S. 03/27/19, 06:44

The latest on the case involving attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 4:30 a.m. The lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Donald Trump says allegations of criminal wrongdoing against him are "absolutely absurd." Attorney Michael Avenatti delivers remarks in front of federal court after his ...

Update: A day after his arrest, Avenatti hammers Nike

U.S. 03/26/19, 09:45

The Latest on extortion allegations against lawyer Michael Avenatti (all times local): 9:40 a.m. A day after he was charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike, attorney Michael Avenatti has launched a new public attack on the company. FILE - In this July 27, 2018 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti ...

Avenatti tripped up by Nike extortion claims, other charges

U.S. 03/26/19, 02:41

Attorney Michael Avenatti's arrest on federal charges is a sharp reversal of fortune for a man who was considering a run for president last year. Avenatti's arrest Monday came just over a year after he rose to prominence representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump. Avenatti ...

Geragos named in extortion case, has string of celeb clients

Entertainment 03/25/19, 20:56

Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now he might need a defense attorney himself after being named Monday in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike.Geragos is not charged with a crime but ...

Fist pumps and accolades: Trump has, perhaps, best day ever

Politics 03/25/19, 16:39

He took a fist-pumping victory lap over the end of the Mueller probe. Basked in gushy accolades from a foreign leader. Saw a former nemesis humiliated by the feds. To most of America, it was just another Monday. For President Donald Trump, it was, perhaps, his best day ever. Trump started his ...

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