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In this April 16, 2018 file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside federal court, in New York. Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday, May 22, 2019, with ripping her off. Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, left, stands with her lawyer Michael Avenatti as she speaks outside Manhattan federal court in April 2018.

A Manhattan federal judge on Tuesday set a “hard and fast” April 21 trial date in a criminal case accusing Michael Avenatti of stealing $300,000 from his former client, the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels.

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Tom McParland

Tom McParland of New York Law Journal can be contacted at tmcparland@alm.com. Follow him on Twitter @TMcParlandALM.

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