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Suit faults FEC for inaction on Trump's teasing of 2024 run

Jul. 20, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

A pro-Democratic super PAC is accusing the Federal Election Commission of allowing former President Donald Trump “to continue violating the law" by dragging its feet over a complaint concerning Trump's teasing of a future White House bid. In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday and...

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....

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...

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.

Trump press secretary Sanders wins GOP Arkansas governor nod

May. 25, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Sanders won the Republican nomination for governor in Arkansas on Tuesday, putting her on a clear path to lead a solidly red state where Donald Trump’s popularity has overshadowed questions about his administration’s credibility that she faced during her time as...

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...