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Avenatti Judge Considers Splitting Calif. Fraud Trial In 2

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Avenatti Judge Considers Splitting Calif. Fraud Trial In 2

Law360 (August 31, 2020, 5:39 PM EDT) — The California federal judge overseeing Michael Avenatti’s upcoming embezzlement trial suggested during a status hearing Monday that the 10 counts of wire fraud against the embattled attorney be tried separately from the bank and tax fraud charges, but prosecutors said it would be more efficient to keep the case whole.

During the telephone hearing, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna asked federal prosecutors and Avenatti’s attorney to voice their thoughts about the possibility of splitting the charges accusing the attorney of embezzling his client funds from the charges accusing him of bank and tax fraud.

Judge Selna said the move could…

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