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  • Creepy Porn Lawyer highlights and flashbacks

    05/23/2019 2:48:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-23-19 | DrJohn
    This was just too good to pass on. it wasn't very long ago that Michael Avenatti was the darling of the liberal media and CNN in particular. After flying high for quite a while, Avenatti has crashed and burned. Yesterday he was facing new charges- he tried to screw a porn star: Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti was charged by federal prosecutors in New YorkWednesday with defrauding adult-film star Stormy Daniels, the client who propelled Avenatti into the national spotlight.Avenatti, 48, faces one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. He faces up to 22 years in prison if convicted of...
  • Avenatti blames Trump for his legal morass, and casts himself as 'Icarus'

    05/23/2019 12:27:38 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Michael Avenatti is back in business, not practicing law of course, but wooing the press, now that he's been charged with multiple felonies for defrauding clients, running out on his tax tab, and attempting to shake down a major corporation for a big dollar payout. He's got a big spread in Vanity Fair, comparing himself to Icarus, the classic figure of Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun and fell into the sea, tragic, as in all tragedy, only because he was once great. No not exactly. Who's he blaming for this comeuppance? Not himself, of course. According...
  • FLASHBACK: Democrat Darling Ana Navarro Compares Crook Michael Avenatti to the Holy Spirit

    05/23/2019 11:38:07 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 23, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged Michael Avenatti with defrauding the woman who made him famous — porn star Stephanie Clifford, AKA Stormy Daniels. Federal prosecutors say Avenatti took money from the porn star on a book deal. Avenatti denied the allegations. Last month in a federal case in Los Angeles, the creepy porn lawyer was indicted on 36 counts and accused of ripping off a mentally ill paraplegic client and faces 335 years in prison. In a completely separate federal case in New York, Avenatti faces up to 47 more years in prison if he is convicted on extortion charges....
  • Never, Ever Forget How Our Fake News Media Turned a Creepy Porn Lawyer Into a Star

    05/23/2019 5:01:02 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The Creepy Porn Lawyer is in the news again, and boy, is it rich. – This time, Michael Avenatti, is in trouble for stealing $300,000 from – guess who? – his former client, Porn star Stormy Daniels. I swear I don’t make this stuff up. Who could? Before we go any further, it’s important to remember how the fake news media – mainly CNN and MSNBC, but also many others – turned this very despicable man into a national celebrity, even to the point of treating him seriously as someone who could...
  • Trump critic Avenatti indicted for ripping off Stormy Daniels, extorting Nike

    05/22/2019 2:21:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KFGO-FM ^ | May 22, 2019 | Jonathan Stempel, Reuters
    Michael Avenatti's legal troubles escalated on Wednesday as federal prosecutors announced new criminal charges accusing the lawyer and prominent critic of U.S. President Donald Trump of stealing from porn star Stormy Daniels and extorting Nike Inc. Prosecutors accused Avenatti, 48, of stealing about $300,000 from Daniels, about half of which has not been repaid, after helping his former client secure a book contract. They also said he has been indicted on previously announced charges that he tried to blackmail Nike out of more than $20 million by threatening to expose what he called the athletic wear company's improper payments to...
  • Michael Avenatti charged with ripping off Stormy Daniels

    05/22/2019 12:07:27 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/22/2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Michael Avenatti on Wednesday with fraud and aggravated identity theft for allegedly taking money that was supposed to be paid to porn star Stormy Daniels. Avenatti is accused of misappropriating funds Daniels was supposed to get in a book deal while he represented Daniels in her legal battle against President Trump and his former longtime attorney Michael Cohen. Prosecutors alleged Avenatti used a fraudulent document to convince Daniel’s literary agent to divert money from the porn star to an account controlled by him, then spent the money on his own personal and business matters. The...
  • Attorney Michael Avenatti denies misappropriating funds meant for Stormy Daniels

    05/22/2019 11:21:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | May 22, 2019 | Theresa Seiger
    In a statement posted Wednesday to Twitter, attorney Michael Avenatti denied he misappropriated funds meant for his client, adult film star Stormy Daniels, in her suit against President Donald Trump. “No monies relating to Ms. Daniels were ever misappropriated or mishandled,” Avenatti said. “She received millions of dollars’ worth of legal services and we spent huge sums in expenses. She directly paid only $100.00 for all that she received. I look forward to a jury hearing the evidence.” The denial came after ABC News reported prosecutors in the Southern District of New York plan to file new charges against Avenatti...
  • Michael Avenatti hires lawyer to defend him in federal fraud case

    05/15/2019 1:51:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2019 | Lee Ross
    A day after a federal judge rejected Michael Avenatti's request to be represented by a public defender, the embattled attorney announced Wednesday that he had hired his own private counsel for his trial on charges that he defrauded clients, a bank and the federal government. Avenatti appeared for a short hearing in Santa Ana, Calif., federal court alongside Dean Steward, whom Avenatti called an “incredibly well qualified” lawyer. On Tuesday, Avenatti filed paperwork asking to formally establish an attorney-client relationship with the federal public defender's office. That request was denied without explanation by U.S. District Judge James V. Selna. The...
  • Judge rejects public defender for Avenatti in fraud case

    05/14/2019 6:10:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 14, 2019 | Brian Melley - AP
    LOS ANGELES — A federal judge Tuesday rejected attorney Michael Avenatti’s request for a public defender to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and committed bank fraud. Judge James Selna denied the request without providing a reason on the eve of Avenatti’s appearance in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, California, on the issue of who will represent him.
  • Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty in federal wire, bank fraud case

    04/29/2019 11:41:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2019 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Michael Avenatti, the former attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he allegedly stole millions of dollars from his clients, failed to pay taxes and lied in bankruptcy cases. The 48-year-old Avenatti, who was indicted earlier this month on 36 counts including wire and bank fraud, appeared in federal court for an arraignment in Santa Ana, California on Monday. Asked to enter a plea, Avenatti told the judge, "Not guilty to all charges." The trial is set to begin on June 25 with a status hearing scheduled for June 15. Prosecutors accused Avenatti...
  • Michael Avenatti still looking for lawyer in Nike extortion case

    04/26/2019 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/26/19 | Stephen Rex Brown
    **SNIP** The loud-mouthed litigator threatened he would go public with allegations the company secretly paid college basketball recruits, prosecutors said when he was charged in March. “The defendant seeks additional time to retain counsel to engage with the government,” Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman wrote. “A suit and tie doesn’t mask the fact that at its core, this was an old-fashioned shakedown,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said when Avenatti was busted in New York last month.
  • Michael Avenatti Endorses Joe Biden for President

    04/25/2019 12:19:43 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2019 | KYLE MORRIS
    After former Vice President Joe Biden announced his 2020 campaign for president in a video Thursday, troubled TV lawyer Michael Avenatti endorsed him and said, “He has my enthusiastic support.”
  • Former Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti backs Biden: 'He has my enthusiastic support'

    04/25/2019 10:40:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 25, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    Michael Avenatti, the former lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels who is facing a 36-count federal indictment, threw his support behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary. Mr. Avenatti on Thursday tweeted his “enthusiastic support” for Mr. Biden several hours after the former vice president formally announced his third bid for the presidency.
  • Alan Dershowitz: CNN Chose Avenatti Over Me for Russia Probe Analysis

    04/22/2019 9:57:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 22, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Compare the legal backgrounds of Harvard's Alan Dershowitz versus sleazy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti. Who has the more distinguished career? Yet CNN chose Avenatti over Dershowitz for the go-to person for legal analysis of the Trump-Russia collusion probe. Why? Well, despite Avenatti falling way short in legal background compared to Dershowitz what qualified him to be an almost daily guest on CNN for a long period last year was that he promised the imminent demise of the presidency of Donald Trump. Alan Dershowitz described to Howard Kurtz on Fox News' MediaBuzz on Sunday how CNN which characterizes itself as the...
  • Avenatti embezzled millions meant for Hassan Whiteside’s ex: report

    04/21/2019 1:18:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2019 | 3:42pm | Aaron Feis
    Lightning-rod lawyer Michael Avenatti is accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that he was supposed to give to a client to settle her suit against NBA-player ex Hassan Whiteside, blowing the funds on a private jet, a report said Sunday. The Miami Heat hoopster had wired $2.75 million to Avenatti in January 2017, intending it to cover the bulk of his $3 million settlement with former flame Alexis Gardner, who was repped by Avenatti, The Los Angeles Times reported, citing court filings. Avenatti was entitled to keep a roughly $1 million cut to cover his legal fees but instead allegedly...
  • Eric Holder: ‘Any Competent’ Prosecutor Could Win Obstruction Case Against Trump

    04/20/2019 4:58:42 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 109 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 4-19-2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder claimed Friday that any “competent” prosecutor would be able to make a successful obstruction of justice case against President Trump based on the findings outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. “ANY competent public corruption prosecutor would bring obstruction charges against Trump/and win. Only reason Mueller did not was because of the flawed DOJ [Justice Department] restriction against indicting a sitting President. He said so (below). Congress now has a constitutional responsibility,” Holder wrote on Twitter.
  • That Time The Media Dubbed Michael Avenatti 'Savior of the Republic' (GREAT VIDEO)

    04/14/2019 12:55:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2019
    This is a must see video compilation of those who had been kissing Avenatti's posterior. WATCH THE FOOLS
  • Prosecutors in California say Michael Avenatti facing 333 year prison sentence

    04/11/2019 3:02:55 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    Global News ^ | April 11, 2019 | Staff
    Prosecutors in California say attorney Michael Avenatti is has been indicted on charges related to 36 crimes and is facing a maximum sentence of 333 years.
  • Michael Avenatti embezzled millions from paraplegic client, new indictment alleges (trunc.)

    04/11/2019 12:15:22 PM PDT · by libstripper · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 11, 2019 | Tom Winter, Andrew Blankstein, Elisha, Fieldstadt, & AP
    Michael Avenatti, former attorney for Stormy Daniels, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in California on 36 counts, including embezzling from a paraplegic, court documents released Thursday show. Avenatti, 48, faces charges of wire fraud, failure to collect and withhold payroll taxes, attempting to obstruct the IRS, failing to file tax returns, aggravated identity fraud, bank fraud and false testimony under oath during bankruptcy. The lawyer was arrested March 25 on some of the counts, but the 61-page indictment filed by a federal grand jury late Wednesday "significantly broadens the scope of the case," according to a statement...
  • Michael Avenatti charged with 36 counts: Embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes

    04/11/2019 8:49:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2019 | Brian Melley - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, did not pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. Avenatti, 48, was indicted late Wednesday by a Southern California grand jury on a raft of additional charges following his arrest last month in New York on two related counts and for allegedly trying to shake down Nike for up to $25 million. The attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he...