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Today in History: July 8, The "Great Grain Robbery"

Jul. 08, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 8, the 189th day of 2022. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 1972, the Nixon administration announced a deal to sell $750 million in grain to the Soviet Union....

R. Kelly timeline: Shining star to convicted sex trafficker

Jun. 29, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

R. Kelly's musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer has been sentenced to spend the next three decades behind bars. A jury found Kelly guilty in September of sex trafficking...

US prosecutors will likely drop other charges for Avenatti

Jun. 21, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they expect to drop additional charges against incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti after he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud for swindling his clients out of settlement funds they were due. In a court filing Tuesday,...

Avenatti pleads guilty to fraud, tax charges in California

Jun. 16, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of wire fraud and a tax-related charge in a federal court case in Southern California accusing him of cheating his clients out of millions of dollars. Avenatti, who is in federal...

Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti pleads guilty to wire fraud and tax charges in California

Jun. 16, 2022 15:00 PM EDT
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti pleads guilty to wire fraud and tax charges in California.

Avenatti says he wants to plead guilty to California charges

Jun. 13, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti says he plans to plead guilty to charges in a federal court case in Southern California accusing him of cheating clients out of millions of dollars. Avenatti didn't specify which charges he wants to plead to in a brief...

Avenatti gets 4 years in prison for cheating Stormy Daniels

Jun. 02, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing book proceeds from Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who catapulted him to fame as he represented her in courtrooms and cable news programs during her legal battles with then-President Donald Trump. ...

Michael Avenatti gets 4-year prison term for defrauding Stormy Daniels, porn actor he represented in battles with Trump

Jun. 02, 2022 11:38 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti gets 4-year prison term for defrauding Stormy Daniels, porn actor he represented in battles with Trump.

Avenatti, facing sentencing, apologizes to Stormy Daniels

May. 20, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted California lawyer Michael Avenatti wants leniency at sentencing for defrauding former client Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars, his lawyers say, citing a letter in which he told Daniels: “I am truly sorry.” The emailed letter, dated...