Michael Avenatti has just been indicted on separate charges alleging he extorted a former client ... and sources tell TMZ it's Stormy Daniels.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has charged the disgraced attorney with 1 count of wire fraud and 1 count of aggravated identity theft charges. The feds say he fraudulently diverted money the client was owed on a book deal to an account he controlled.
Prosecutors - Letter - Client - Signature - Stormy
According to prosecutors, he did this by sending a fraudulent letter purporting to contain his client's signature to Stormy's literary agent. According to the complaint ... Stormy didn't know the letter existed much less sign off on...