Former lawyer to Stormy Daniels pleaded guilty on Thursday to wire fraud and tax-related charges.
The once-popular attorney now faces multiple accounts that could lead to jail time.
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“He entered his guilty plea despite not reaching a deal with federal prosecutors, meaning he could be sentenced to the statutory maximum of 83 years in prison,” Breitbart News reported.
“United States District Judge James Selna set Avenatti’s sentencing for September 19, but that could be vacated if federal prosecutors decide to go forward with 31 other counts he is facing,” it added.
BREAKING: Incarcerated lawyer Michael Avenatti pleads guilty to wire fraud and tax charges that accuse him of cheating his clients out of millions of dollars. https://t.co/omlrhXPi0j
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Avenatti will also have to pay approximately $1 million in fines and $14 in restitution, according to the report.
The case is in addition to a four-year sentence Avenatti is currently serving for stealing book income from Daniels and a case involving extortion with Nike that led to the suspension of his law license in California.