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Avenatti hires lawyer to represent him in fraud case

May 15, 2019 - Associated Press
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Attorney Michael Avenatti hired a lawyer to represent him Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his request for a public defender in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on taxes and committed bank fraud.

Avenatti announced the hiring of attorney H. Dean Steward during a brief appearance Wednesday in federal court in Santa Ana.

Attorneys for both sides agreed to delay a tentative trial date another two to three months in the v...