Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti has been ordered to pay his former client Stormy Daniels $148,740.
The requirement was made to cover the remaining funds Avenatti owed to Daniels for money taken from her book deal that included the lawyer forging her signature.
Legal storm: Michael Avenatti ordered to pay $148,740 to Stormy Daniels https://t.co/JrufJb2knR
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 27, 2022
"Avenatti previously compensated Daniels for some of the $300,000 he allegedly embezzled from her, and the $148,740 restitution figure is intended to cover the remaining amount," the Washington Examiner reported.
"Daniels's onetime lawyer is currently behind bars serving out a prison sentence for multiple crimes. This includes a four-year sentence for the wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges pertaining to the embezzlement Daniels was convicted of in February," it added.
Besides a $148,750 restitution to former client Stormy Daniels, celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was also ordered to pay a restitution of $259,800.50 to Nike, but the athletic wear company agreed that his individual victims could get paid firsthttps://t.co/tBLIasOajI pic.twitter.com/EZL9Q0iIi0
— Reuters Legal (@ReutersLegal) September 23, 2022
Avenatti continues to fight against the sentencing again former President Donald Trump.
The lawyer's battles also include a blackmail case involving Nike that led to a more than two-year prison sentence as part of the lawyer's ongoing legal battles.