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Conspiracy charges dropped in Michael Avenatti Nike case

Nov. 13, 2019 7:58 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An indictment charging California attorney Michael Avenatti with conspiring to extort Nike has been rewritten to drop two conspiracy counts. In a tweet, Avenatti said he was “extremely pleased” and expects eventually to be “fully exonerated.” The refreshed...

April trial date set for Avenatti in Stormy Daniels' case

Oct. 8, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge set an April 21 trial date for California attorney Michael Avenatti at a hearing on Tuesday where his lawyer accused prosecutors of railroading him with charges that he ripped off his star client, Stormy Daniels. Defense attorney Dean Steward told U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts...

Judge rejects Avenatti request to move case to California

Sep. 24, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti will face charges that he ripped off porn star Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars in book proceeds in New York rather than Los Angeles, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts said virtually all the factors that decide...