Source: Gabe Ginsburg
Beleaguered lawyer Michael Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to charges he stole from former client, porn star Stormy Daniels.
According to Fox News, in an indictment made public last week, prosecutors in Manhattan accuse Avenatti of stealing approximately $300,000 from Daniels to “fund an extravagant lifestyle, including a Ferrari automobile, after helping her secure a book contract.”
Avenatti represented Daniels in lawsuits relating to hush money she was paid by Donald Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about an alleged affair she had with Trump in 2006.
Avenatti’s attorney entered not guilty pleas to charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Avenatti has been released on $300,000 bail.