“Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who is already accused of federal financial crimes, has been indicted on 36 counts of embezzlement and fraud by a California federal grand jury, U.S. prosecutors announced Thursday.
“If Avenatti is found guilty of all charges in the new indictment, he could be sentenced to a maximum of 335 years in prison.
“The lawyer had a rapid rise to fame, most prominently representing Stormy Daniels in the adult film actress’s case against President Trump.
“He was a regular guest on cable news programs and even floated a Democratic presidential campaign, during which he told crowds: “I say, ‘When they go low, we hit harder.’ “”
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