Justice Department drops 31 fraud charges against Michael Avenatti

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The Department of Justice will not charge Michael Avenatti, former lawyer for pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, with 31 additional fraud counts after he pleaded guilty last week to five fraud-related charges.

Federal prosecutors for the Central District of California said Tuesday in a filing obtained by CNN they will not pursue the remaining 31 charges of bank fraud, wire fraud, and tax-related crimes.

The disgraced anti-Trump attorney was sentenced in June to four years in prison for defrauding Daniels.... (Read more)