Marion McKeone: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer stars in his own all-American story of celebrity, greed and hubris

Michael Avenatti, the personal injury lawyer and avowed enemy of Donald Trump, has been convicted of stealing a $300,000 book advance intended for his former client porn actress Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels and Michael Avenatti: Avenatti played the role of knight in shining armour to Stormy Daniels’ damsel in distress as she took on Trump and his entourage. Picture: Getty

In a Manhattan criminal court on Friday, Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious celebrity lawyer, former avatar of the anti-Trump movement, and would-be presidential contender, completed his fall from grace with a resounding crash.

After three days of deliberation, a Manhattan jury convicted Avenatti – the former liberal media darling and Trump’s most effective antagonist – of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft stemming from his theft of a $300,000 book advance intended for porn actress Stormy ...