MICHAEL Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her suit against Donald Trump, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for attempting to extort $20million from Nike. Here's all you need to know about the American lawyer. 2.
The celebrity lawyer, 50, was found guilty on February 14. On July 8, 2021, Avenatti cried as he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison.
He was found guilty in a fraud trial relating to an attempt to extort up to $25million from Nike and faces and a separate trial in 2022 in Manhattan, where he is charged with cheating Daniels out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. California prosecutors said Avenatti was enjoying a $200,000-a-month lifestyle while cheating clients out ...
California prosecutors said Avenatti was enjoying a $200,000 -a-month lifestyle while cheating clients out of millions of dollars and failing to pay hundreds of thousands to the Internal Revenue Service.
Avenatti is a high-powered lawyer with a long career of securing big wins for his clients, and as such, it's not terribly surprising that he'd be a multi-millionaire. Avenatti, 50, was all but unknown until two years ago when he began representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against Donald Trump.