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April trial date set for Avenatti in Stormy Daniels' case

Oct 08, 2019 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge set an April 21 trial date for California attorney Michael Avenatti at a hearing on Tuesday where his lawyer accused prosecutors of railroading him with charges that he ripped off his star client, Stormy Daniels.

Defense attorney Dean Steward told U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts that before a trial can go forward he'll file a motion accusing the government of conducting a "vindictive prosecution" against Avenatti.

Avenatti "has made some very, very powerful ...