The disgraced lawyer was also ordered to pay $7 million in restitution for cheating his clients out of millions of dollars.
Michael Avenatti, best known as Stormy Daniels’ former lawyer, has been arrested for alleged extortion.
Her bombshell ‘60 Minutes’ interview was just the beginning. Now pornstar Stormy Daniels is suing Donald Trump’s lawyer for calling her a liar for claiming she had an affair with the President.
Michael Avenatti has been sentenced to four years in prison for cheating client Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars in book proceeds.
The adult film actor slammed the disgraced attorney after he was found guilty of cheating her out of a large chunk of an advance for a book.
The verdict was another crushing defeat for the California lawyer.
The jury foreperson told U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman that a single female juror “is refusing to look at evidence and is acting on a feeling.”
On Thursday, jurors told the judge they were “unable to come to a consensus” on the first of two counts against Avenatti and asked “What are our next steps?”
She has accused the disgraced lawyer of stealing $300,000 of the advance she received from her book deal.
The attorney could directly confront his former client over her claims that he stole some of the money she was owed for her autobiography as early as Wednesday.