By Jan Wolfe and Porn Sex Jonathan Stempel
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the government’s embezzlement case against Michael Avenatti, Porn Sex giving the already convicted celebrity lawyer a temporary reprieve as he defends against a slew of criminal charges.
District Judge James Selna in Santa Ana, Video Porno California, Foto Telanjang said Avenatti was entitled to a new trial because prosecutors had failed to turn over relevant billing-related evidence.
Avenatti, Foto Telanjang 50, Foto Telanjang who is representing himself, Indo Bokep had argued that the evidence might be exculpatory, Video Bokep and Porn Sex that the failure to turn it over undermined his ability to mount a defense.
The mistrial was confirmed in an email from the office of Acting U.S.
Attorney Tracy Wilkison in Los Angeles.
Selna found no evidence of intentional misconduct by prosecutors, Foto Telanjang according to The Recorder and Foto Porno Law360.
The trial had lasted one month.
“Today is a good day for every person who believes that the Constitution means something,” Avenatti said in a statement provided by his standby lawyer Dean Steward. “Laws and rules matter.”
Avenatti was being tried on 10 wire fraud charges for allegedly embezzling nearly $10 million of settlement proceeds from five clients.
Avenatti shot from obscurity to fame in 2018 representing Porn Video actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against then-U.S.
His legal career ground to a halt in March 2019 when federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike Inc, Video Porno and Video Porno California prosecutors announced their criminal case.
Avenatti is appealing his conviction and Bokep 2-1/2-year prison sentence in the Nike case.
He also faces a trial next year in Manhattan for Video Porno allegedly cheating Daniels out of proceeds from a book contract. Avenatti has pleaded not guilty. (Reporting by Jan Wolfe and Video Bokep Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Noeleen Walder and Bokep Jonathan Oatis)