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  • 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 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...
  • Complaint against Avenatti (With superb description of Avenatti's modus operandi)

    03/25/2019 2:08:29 PM PDT · by edwinland · 26 replies
    U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York ^ | March 25, 2019 | U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York
    AVENATTI then laid out again his threat of harm to Nike, adding that “as soon as this becomes public, I am going to receive calls from all over the country from parents and coaches and friends and all kinds of people – this is always what happens – and they are all going to say I’ve got an email or a text message or – now, 90% of that is going to be bullshit because it’s always bullshit 90% of the time, always, whether it’s R. Kelly or Trump, the list goes on and on – but 10% of it...
  • CNN analyst Mark Geragos said to be Avenatti’s alleged co-conspirator

    03/25/2019 12:37:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2019 | Caitlin Yilek
    The alleged co-conspirator in an extortion case against celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is believed to be CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos. Geragos, 61, was not named in the criminal complaint against Avenatti. Two people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal that the co-conspirator, referred to in the document as "CC-1", a California attorney "known for representation of celebrity and public figure clients," was Geragos. It is not known whether Geragos has been charged or is cooperating with investigators. One of the best-known criminal defense lawyers in America, Geragos' clients have included footballer Colin Kaepernick, the late singer...
  • Michael Avenatti Drops Stormy Daniels as Client

    03/12/2019 12:47:16 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/12/19 | Joshua Caplan
    Television lawyer Michael Avenatti announced Tuesday that he will no longer represent pornographic actress Stormy Daniels. “On February 19, we informed Stormy Daniels in writing that we were terminating our legal representation of her for various reasons that we can disclose publicly due to attorney-client privilege,” Avenatti said in a statement shared to Twitter. “This was not a decision we made lightly and it came only after lengthy discussion, thought and deliberation, as well as consultation with other professionals,” he added. “We wish Stormy all the best.” In a separate statement, Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she...
  • Police: Stormy Daniels' strip club arrest wasn't political

    03/08/2019 9:24:15 PM PST · by blueplum · 12 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 08 Mar 2019 | AP/uncredited
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 2018 arrest of Stormy Daniels at a Columbus strip club was improper but not planned ahead of time or politically motivated, according to an internal police department review released Friday...(snip) ...Officers who went to Sirens strip club that night were targeting the club and not Daniels as part of an ongoing investigation into alleged illegal activity, according to the head of the city vice squad. Those alleged activities including human trafficking, underage drinking and drug dealing, the report said. But the investigation that night shifted to a narrower investigation of alleged illegal touching of customers by...
  • Thursday schadenfreude: Michael Avenatti gets cleaned out by ex-wife (comic relief)

    12/06/2018 8:55:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 6, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti got taken to the cleaners. In his divorce settlement with his ex-wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, here's what the New York Post reports : Under the settlement, Avenatti will have to pay his ex-wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, more than $1.9 million in retroactive child and spousal support upfront, according to court documents filed in Orange County and viewed by TMZ . Avenatti, a fierce critic of President Trump, will also have to turn over a number of his assets for liquidation, including five luxury wrist watches and a sculpture by architect Frank Gehry. He will also has to...
  • Democrats get cold feet on Michael Avenatti after domestic-violence charges

    11/14/2018 5:31:23 PM PST · by gandalftb · 90 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Victor Morton
    The Vermont Democratic Party had two events planned for this weekend with the anti-Trump lawyer, one each in Burlington and White River Junction. But after the news of the felony domestic-violence case against him broke, party officials started getting cold feet. “The Vermont Democratic Party has canceled Mr. Avenatti’s forthcoming scheduled appearances in Vermont, and will be refunding all ticket sales,” state-party spokesman R. Christopher Di Mezzo said in a statement posted on social media. The party scrubbed promotions for the events, set for Friday and Saturday, on its website.
  • vanity - Is CPL A Trump Plant?

    10/15/2018 5:34:04 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 85 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/15/18 | Self
    Is CPL A Trump Plant? How else do you explain that CPL effectively caused Brett Kavanaugh to be successfully voted onto the Supreme Court thus destroying the Democrats’ plan to defeat Trump’s nominee? How else do you explain that Stormy Daniels lost her defamation lawsuit against Trump plus has to pay Trump’s lawyer fees except CPL facilitated? How else do you explain that CPL is being discussed as causing the Democrat’s to lose seats in Congress? No one can be that bad, unlucky and incompetent all at the same time to cause such damage. He has to be working for...
  • AVENATTI DELETES O’ROURKE DONATION PAGE THAT FUNNELED HALF THE MONEY TO HIS OWN PAC

    10/14/2018 4:01:03 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    IW ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2018
    Establishment Dems furious at porn lawyer Attorney Michael Avenatti has come under fire over a now-deleted tweet encouraging people to “chip in for Beto now,” linking to what appeared to be a fundraising page for Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. In the fine print of the now-deleted campaign, however, O’Rourke supporters discovered that half the proceeds went to Avenatti’s Fight PAC, formed a little over seven weeks ago. Users were able to manually allocate funds entirely to O’Rourke, however the default sent half of all money collected to Avenatti’s Political Action Committee. “‘It is pretty skeezy,’ said Brendan Fischer,...
  • Brett Kavanaugh: third woman expected to make accusations of sexual misconduct

    09/24/2018 9:41:20 PM PDT · by NRx · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-24-2018 | Joanna Walters
    A third woman is expected to publicly make accusations of sexual misconduct against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week, her attorney Michael Avenatti said, plunging the judge’s confirmation to America’s highest court into further uncertainty. “She reached out to me. We vetted her claim and she satisfactorily passed that vetting,” Avenatti said of the new accuser in an interview with the Guardian on Monday. Avenatti said the woman has also asked to testify at a hearing before the Senate judiciary committee on Thursday, which will hear from California professor Christine Blasey Ford, who has alleged the judge drunkenly sexually...
  • Michael Avenatti Is Winning the 2020 Democratic Primary

    09/14/2018 7:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 14, 2018 | Bill Scher
    One month ago, Michael Avenatti—the Stormy Daniels lawyer, Donald Trump antagonist, and yes, potential 2020 presidential candidate—spoke at an Iowa Democratic Party fundraiser and declared to a cheering crowd that there was “no greater question facing our party and our nation” than “how” Democrats fight. He chastised Democrats for having “a tendency to bring nail clippers to a gun fight” when they should be fighting “fire with fire.” Avenatti is the lead storm chaser in a little-noticed front in the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign: Who can out-Trump the sitting president by going the furthest to break procedural “norms”? Even if...
  • Legally Armed People Have a Murder rate similar to Japan

    04/21/2018 12:19:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan Concealed Pistol License holders have an extremely low murder rate. Japan has a very low murder rate. Japan is also a very law-abiding culture. The United States, as a whole, has a much higher murder rate than Japan. Within the United States, there is a law abiding culture that has a murder rate as low as Japan's. That culture consists of gun owners who carry guns legally.The FBI generally includes legally defined murder, which may be in the first or second degree, and non-negligent manslaughter, in the definition of murder for their statistics. A more precise definition might...
  • Michigan Concealed Pistol Licensees Increase 25% in 14 Months

    02/22/2018 9:52:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 3 May, 2015, Governor Rick Snyder signed a sweeping reform of the Concealed Pistol License laws into effect. While much of the law went into effect immediately, the reform that removed the power of county gun boards to arbitrarily deny concealed pistol licenses did not go into full effect until 1 December, 2016.  Coincident with the reform, the number of CPLs have increased dramatically. From mlive.com: Michigan has seen a 25% increase in concealed pistol licenses in 14 months, when state law changed to make it easier to get a CPL. A total of 621,327 Michigan residents had...
  • Detroit police chief to citizens: Arm yourselves (Former gun-control advocate changes tune...)

    01/03/2014 12:11:06 PM PST · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WND ^ | January 03, 2014 | Drew Zahn
    Detroit Chief of Police James Craig During his 28 years on the police force in Los Angeles, James Craig tended to agree with his state’s tight control over concealed carry permits, believing fewer guns would lead to fewer violent crimes. But when he moved to Portland, Maine, in 2009 to serve as the city’s new police chief, he discovered a different culture – one where guns actually made people safer. Now Craig, the chief of police in Detroit, Mich., has a message for the law-abiding folks in his crime-ridden city: Arm yourselves, and criminals will think twice about attacking...
  • New Kettering University student club wants to carry concealed guns on Flint campus

    08/29/2013 9:02:55 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 16 replies
    mlive ^ | 8-29-2013 | Sarah Schuch
    FLINT, MI – Some Kettering University students want to start a conversation about allowing the carrying of concealed firearms on campus. And they've started a club to do it. Kettering Students for Concealed Carry became an official university club Aug. 1, and members are taking the opportunity to get students talking. "We believe that while college campuses are usually safer than other public places, we still think that anything can happen," said Kaity Huff, KSCC vice president. "Calling this a gun-free space won't stop a crazy person." The group of roughly 20 active members out of the almost 900 students...
  • Washington CPL numbers continue rising with national trend

    09/15/2012 1:49:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 September, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Nearly 378,000 Evergreen State residents are now licensed to carry concealed pistols as Washington continues to trend with other states in the steady nationwide increase in the number of private citizens who are obtaining carry permits or licenses. As of Friday morning, the Department of Licensing told Examiner that there are 377,840 active Concealed Pistol Licenses now in circulation, and that number will be higher by the time the sun goes down. That figure came from Bruce Tanaka, the DOL’s Firearms Unit program manager 45 minutes after Amy Srsen, the always-reliable staffer in that office, advised Examiner that 377,818 licenses...
  • 80 liberals each pledge $1 million for alliance

    08/07/2005 9:16:15 AM PDT · by visagoth · 72 replies · 2,553+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-7-2005 | THOMAS B. EDSALL
    <p>WASHINGTON - At least 80 wealthy liberals have pledged to contribute at least $1 million each to fund a network of think tanks and advocacy groups, to compete with the potent conservative infrastructure built up during the last three decades.</p>
  • More Kitsapers Packing Heat for Their Peace of Mind (Washington State permits up 43% since 2003)

    09/01/2008 5:08:30 PM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies · 248+ views
    The Kitsap Sun (Washington State) ^ | August 30, 2008 | Josh Farley
    More Kitsapers Packing Heat for Their Peace of Mind By Josh Farley (Contact) Saturday, August 30, 2008     Marcus Carter April Borbon Julian Piercy Richard Lively Marcus Carter is one of more than 3,000 residents of Kitsap who have a license to carry a concealed pistol. Data show that the number in Kitsap who have permits to carry a hidden pistol is rising. Carter, executive officer at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club, has taught many of the permit holders in his classes. Safety is paramount for him. "If you're going to carry a firearm, you have a...
  • Ohio Newspaper Under Fire for Outing Gun Owners

    07/05/2007 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 56 replies · 3,349+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 05, 2007 | Nathan Burchfiel
    CNSNews.com) - An Ohio newspaper's decision to publish the non-public records of concealed carry permit holders drew a strong response, and one gun rights advocacy group published personal but public information about the newspaper's editor. The Sandusky Register on June 24 published the names, ages and home counties of the almost 2,700 concealed carry permit holders in its circulation area. Ohio gun laws restrict public access to concealed carry records but allow the media to access them. The printing of the names sparked outrage from gun rights groups, including the Ohioans for Concealed Carry and the National Rifle Association. Critics...