Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday of cheating porn actor Stormy Daniels out of nearly $300,000 she was supposed.
Avenatti, who acted as his own lawyer, stared straight ahead as the guilty verdicts on wire fraud and aggravated identity theft were returned.
Just a few hours earlier, a mistrial had appeared possible when the jury foreperson complained that a juror was acting on “emotions” rather than evidence.
I’m very disappointed in the jury’s verdict,” Avenatti told reporters outside the federal courtroom in New York
Judge Jesse M. Furman ordered Avenatti to surrender Monday to U.S. marshals in California
In an “Inside Edition” interview at her New Orleans home, Daniels said she was happy the jury made “the right decision.
Sentencing was set for May 24, and Daniels told “Inside Edition” that Avenatti “can bet on” her attendance.
The verdict came hours after the jury foreperson sent the note to the judge saying one juror was acting on her feelings.