Avenatti Gets 4 Years in Prison for Cheating Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing book proceeds from Stormy Daniels, the porn actor who catapulted him to fame.

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FILE - Stormy Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti leave federal court in New York, on April 16, 2018. Avenatti was sentenced Thursday, June, 2, 2020, to four years in prison for cheating client Stormy Daniels, the porn actor who catapulted him to fame, of hundreds of thousands of dollars in book proceeds. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing book proceeds from Stormy Daniels, the porn actor who catapulted him to fame as he represented her in courtrooms and cable news programs during her legal battles with then-President Donald Trump. The California lawyer, currently incarcerated, learned his fate in Manhattan federal court, where Judge Jesse M. Furman said the sentence will mean that Avenatti will spend another 2…

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