On Thursday, former lawyer and media icon Michael Avenatti pleaded guilty to a tax charge, as well as four counts of wire fraud, in a case out of Southern California where he was accused of scamming his clients out of millions of dollars.
Prosecutors have said Avenatti’s plea means he could spend up to 83 years in jail.
Avenatti is currently serving out a five-year sentence in California after he was convicted in New York in two cases. He is representing himself in the California case and stated earlier this week that he desired to switch his plea in order to keep his family from being embarrassed more than they have been, though he didn’t come to a deal with federal prosecutors.
The prosecutors alleged that Avenatti cheated