HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » U.S. lawyer Michael Avena...

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:11 PM

U.S. lawyer Michael Avenatti gets trial date on charges of stealing from ex-client

Source: Reuters

POLITICS OCTOBER 8, 2019 / 4:34 PM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

U.S. lawyer Michael Avenatti gets trial date on charges of stealing from ex-client

Brendan Pierson
3 MIN READ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who became nationally known as an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump before his arrest earlier this year, will stand trial in April on charges that he stole from his former client Stormy Daniels, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts set the April 21 trial date at a brief hearing in Manhattan federal court. The trial is expected to last one to two weeks.

Avenatti, 48, was arrested in New York in March. New York prosecutors have charged him with stealing nearly $300,000 from Daniels in the course of representing her and helping her secure a book deal, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutors said Avenatti diverted two $148,750 installment payments from Danielsí $800,000 book advance by forging her signature in a letter to her literary agent and directing that the money be sent to his bank account.

-snip-


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-avenatti/u-s-lawyer-michael-avenatti-gets-trial-date-on-charges-of-stealing-from-ex-client-idUSKBN1WN2DP

1 replies, 299 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply U.S. lawyer Michael Avenatti gets trial date on charges of stealing from ex-client (Original post)
Eugene Tuesday OP
at140 Tuesday #1

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:15 PM

1. Stealing from his own client?

How low can a lawyer go?

Of course Avenatti is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread