NEW YORK (Reuters)—Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame for taking on then-president Donald Trump before a slew of criminal charges ended his legal career, was convicted on Friday of defrauding a former client, porn star Stormy Daniels.
Avenatti had pleaded not guilty to charges he embezzled nearly $300,000 in book proceeds intended for Daniels.
The verdict by a federal jury in Manhattan followed a trial in which the brash, 50-year-old lawyer represented himself.
(Reporting by Luc Cohen in New York; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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