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Trump Foe Stormy Daniels Now Targets Avenatti at Fraud Trial

  • Porn star testifies that her former lawyer lied and stole
  • As a pair they advanced an explosive case against Trump
Michael Avenatti arrives at a federal court in New York on Jan. 27.
Michael Avenatti arrives at a federal court in New York on Jan. 27.Photographer: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
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The last time Stormy Daniels was in federal court in Manhattan, she was trying to take down the president of the United States. Now she could end up sending her former lawyer to prison.

On Thursday the pornographic film actor told a jury that Michael Avenatti, her attorney in an explosive 2018 suit against then-president Donald Trump, stole almost half her advance from an $800,000 book deal.