Michael Avenatti, the US lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her battle with Donald Trump, has been jailed 14 years for fraud.
Disgraced US lawyer Avenatti jailed 14yrs
Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti has been sentenced in Southern California to 14 years in prison after admitting he cheated four of his clients out of millions of dollars.
The sentence should run consecutively to the five-year prison term he is currently serving for separate convictions in New York, US District Judge James V. Selna said on Monday during a hearing in Santa Ana, California.
Avenatti pleaded guilty earlier this year to four counts of wire fraud and a tax-related charge without reaching a plea deal with federal prosecutors, saying he wanted to be accountable and spare his family further embarrassment. He was accused of negotiating and collecting settlement payments on behalf of his clients and instead funnelling the money to accounts he controlled.
He was ordered to pay $US7 million ($A10 million) in restitution.