LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 26: Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels (L) and attorney Michael Avenatti attend the 2019 Adult Video News Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti has been sentenced to four years in prison for cheating Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars in book proceeds at the height of his famed clash with then-President Donald Trump. The currently incarcerated California lawyer learned his fate Thursday in Manhattan federal court. At trial earlier this year, Avenatti represented himself and cross-examined Daniels for hours. Prosecutors said he pocketed $300,000 of her advance in a book deal that provided an $800,000 payout. He’s already serving a 2 1/2-year sentence for trying to extort Nike. The effect of the latest sentence will mean he will spend 2 1/2 more years in prison.