Avenatti Pleads Not Guilty to Defrauding Stormy Daniels

Avenatti barely spoke during his three appearances before federal judges in New York.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The pugilistic and embattled attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defrauding his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels, and seized the spotlight to toss a barb at President Donald Trump. Avenatti barely spoke during his three appearances before federal judges in New York, except to answer a few procedural questions. Twice, though, he vented to journalists his disgust with the prosecutions and his disdain for the president. Avenatti…

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