SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti hired a lawyer to represent him Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his request for a public defender in a case alleging he stole millions...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
Attorney Michael Avenatti has told a federal judge in California that...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday rejected attorney Michael Avenatti's request for a public defender to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated...
CHICAGO (AP) — Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti pushed his way into the R. Kelly sex abuse case proclaiming that he was representing two of the accusers but on Tuesday it became clearer that he...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):
R. Kelly's attorney says he's still waiting for prosecutors to hand over...
Avenatti pleads not guilty on charges of cheating, lying
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and lied to investigators.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
Attorney Michael Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to charges that...
Judge delays next step in Avenatti legal process
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has agreed to delay the next step in the legal process for federal extortion charges against lawyer Michael Avenatti for 30 days.
Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O’Hare
CHICAGO (AP) — Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by...
Michael Avenatti charged with tax evasion & fraud
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on new federal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
A lawyer for a paralyzed man says his client is destitute after...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors painted a picture of attorney Michael Avenatti on Thursday as a scheming operator who stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes, lied to...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti is insistent that "justice will be done" after facing fraud charges Monday in federal court in California, a week after the attorney famous for...
CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer defending R. Kelly said Monday that the prosecution's sex-abuse case against the R&B singer had been marred by the involvement of attorney Michael Avenatti, who faces...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly lawyer questioning role of Michael Avenatti in bring charges against Kelly (all times local):
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on federal criminal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
Attorney Michael Avenatti says he believes justice will...
ShowBiz Minute: Hussle, Avenatti, Box Office
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In the course of a single week, there has been all of this:
"I have been truthful and consistent on every level since day one," actor Jussie Smollett told the world after prosecutors dropped...
NEW YORK (AP) — A high-profile lawyer was cleared Thursday to defend a wealthy heiress in a New York sex-trafficking case despite reports linking him to an alleged extortion plot by Michael...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti seemingly came out of nowhere, a sharply dressed lawyer with a penetrating gaze who said he would prove President Donald Trump had sex with a porn star and paid...
Prosecutors say Avenatti wanted in on NY sex-slave case
NEW YORK (AP) — An already bizarre case accusing a secretive self-help group in upstate New York of engaging in sex-trafficking took another strange turn Wednesday thanks to firebrand attorney...
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the case involving attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
The embattled lawyer Michael Avenatti has a knack for injecting himself into the...
Fraud charges followed Avenatti’s public financial feuds
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even before federal prosecutors unsealed charges against Michael Avenatti, the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President...
True to form, Avenatti attacks Nike a day after arrest
NEW YORK (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti came out swinging Tuesday against Nike, accusing the shoemaker — without evidence — of "rampant" corruption mere hours after he was released from U.S....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now Geragos might need a defense...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on extortion allegations against lawyer Michael Avenatti (all times local):
A day after he was charged with trying to extort millions of dollars...
The Latest: Avenatti expects to be ‘fully exonerated’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local):
Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti says he is confident he will be "fully...
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was arrested Monday on charges that...
Mississippi bank: Avenatti repaid loans in criminal case
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A small Mississippi bank says it didn't lose money on loans made to Michael Avenatti.
The lawyer, best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested...
WASHINGTON (AP) — He kept up a fist-pumping victory lap over the end of the Mueller probe. Basked in gushy accolades from a foreign leader. Saw a former nemesis humiliated by the feds.
Key facts in the federal case against Michael Avenatti
NEW YORK (AP) — Key facts in the federal case against celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti:
WHO IS MICHAEL AVENATTI?
Avenatti, 48, became a household name last year through his...
Michael Avenatti charged with extortion in NYC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti, who became famous as the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, said Tuesday that he no longer represents the porn actress who alleged she had an affair with President...
The Latest: Avenatti: Notion victims are lying ‘outrageous’
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local):
Lawyer Michael Avenatti says it's "outrageous" that R. Kelly's attorney...
The Latest: Kelly lawyer: New charge may be from old case
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on charges against singer R. Kelly (all times local):
R. Kelly's attorney says one of the charges the R&B star faces appears to be tied to a decade-old...
IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that flagged suspicious activity,...
Legal hurdles would look familiar in any new R. Kelly case
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors will have to clear a series of high legal hurdles if they intend to charge R. Kelly and convict him, even if there's video evidence.
APNewsBreak: Allred contacted authorities about R Kelly tape
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Gloria Allred told The Associated Press Friday she has contacted law enforcement about concerns one of her clients may be the person in a VHS tape recently given to Chicago prosecutors that purportedly shows R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
Allred, who represents multiple R. Kelly accusers, some of whom haven't come forward publicly, spoke a day after attorney Michael Avenatti said he gave Chicago prosecutors the video.
Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday that he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.
Avenatti said the video is not the same evidence used in Kelly's 2008 trial, when he was acquitted on child pornography charges. CNN, which said it had viewed the footage, reported that the nearly 45-minute VHS tape shows a man who appears to be Kelly performing sex acts with a girl who refers to her body parts as 14 years old.
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer yields control of ex-firm’s assets
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti has agreed to give up financial control of his former firm's accounts after another lawyer accused him of hiding millions of dollars from a federal bankruptcy court.
Prosecutor to hold hearings on abuse claim against Avenatti
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they have declined to charge attorney Michael Avenatti with misdemeanor domestic violence but will hold hearings on the allegations.
Actress Mareli Miniutti got a restraining order against Avenatti in November after accusing him of dragging her by the arm across a bedroom floor of his apartment following an argument.
The Latest: Avenatti hails decision on abuse allegation
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Los Angeles prosecutors decision to hold a hearing on allegations attorney Michael Avenatti roughed up his girlfriend (all times local):
Attorney Michael Avenatti says he's been vindicated by a decision by Los Angeles prosecutors not to bring misdemeanor charges based on a girlfriend's domestic abuse allegations.
The Los Angeles city attorney's office said Friday it had declined to bring charges at this time, but will hold hearings on the matter.
The Latest: Porn star’s suit vs. Trump could be tossed out
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's effort to toss out a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels over a hush-money agreement to keep mum about their alleged affair (all times local):
A federal judge appeared inclined to toss out a lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels that seeks to tear up a hush-money settlement about their alleged affair.
Avenatti agrees to give up assets to estranged wife
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti has agreed to turn over to his estranged wife a corporate jet, Ferrari and other assets as part of their divorce settlement.
Orange County Judge Carol Henson on Tuesday accepted the agreement stipulating that some of Avenatti's assets be liquidated and sold for back child and spousal support. He also must pay at least $80,000 to Lisa Storie-Avenatti by Jan. 2.
Avenatti rules out 2020 run
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti says he will not be mounting a 2020 presidential run.
Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels and a vocal Trump critic, says in a tweeted statement that he made the decision at the urging of his family and if not for their concerns he would run.
Lawyers for Trump seek to punish porn star in court fines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a court Monday for nearly $800,000 in lawyers' fees and penalties from porn actress Stormy Daniels for a failed defamation lawsuit against him.
Attorney Charles Harder defended ringing up a nearly $390,000 legal bill for the president and asked for an equal amount in sanctions as a deterrent against a "repeat filer of frivolous defamation cases."
3rd Kavanaugh accuser has history of legal disputes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Julie Swetnick, one of the women who has publicly accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, has an extensive history of involvement in legal disputes, including a lawsuit in which an ex-employer accused her of falsifying her college and work history on her job application.