Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged Michael Avenatti, who represented the adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels in her suit against President Donald Trump, with 36 counts of tax fraud, bankruptcy fraud and stealing from clients in a sweeping indictment announced Thursday.
The indictment, filed late Wednesday, accused Avenatti of stealing millions of dollars from clients. In particular, he faces 10 counts of wire fraud for pocketing millions of dollars from more than $12 million he received during the past five years as part of four settlements, including one on behalf of a paraplegic client.
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