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  • Michael Avenatti is broke, can’t afford legal fees, lawyer claims

    07/19/2020 11:52:58 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 July 2020 | Lee Ross
    Michael Avenatti is broke and can’t pay his legal fees, the California attorney who has represented the discredited lawyer for more than a year claims. Dean Steward filed a motion in federal court Saturday detailing Avenatti’s financial woes and is now asking for taxpayer help to cover his costs. . . . The disgraced lawyer faces three-dozen counts of fraud, tax evasion and other alleged crimes. He was convicted in February of trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike and is also accused of bilking money from Stormy Daniels, his most famous client. Avenatti has yet to be sentenced...
  • The Corporate Media Finally Have A Working Plan To Beat Trump

    06/30/2020 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 30, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Despite their roots in reality, there is no doubt that these crises -- and the White House and Senate's attempts to tackle them -- would be reported differently if Hillary Clinton were president. It took more than five years, but the corporate media finally have the tools and strategy to successfully defeat President Donald Trump.The corporate media have these, mind you, despite the Democratic Party, whose foibles, stumbles, and misfires over those same five years have only complicated efforts, kicking off with a disastrous 2016 defeat and eventually culminating in a near-invisible and increasingly senile presidential candidate stumbling through a...
  • Judge releases Michael Avenatti from jail over virus threat.

    04/12/2020 7:14:26 AM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 25 replies ^ | 11 April 2020 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has allowed Michael Avenatti to be temporarily freed from a federal jail in New York City and to ride out the coronavirus scare at a friend's house in Los Angeles.
  • Judge won’t release Avenatti over coronavirus fears

    03/23/2020 9:10:48 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/22/2020 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal judge in Los Angeles has rejected a plea from prominent convicted lawyer Michael Avenatti to be released from jail because of the risk he could contract the coronavirus. U.S. District Court Judge James Selna turned aside Avenatti’s claims that a bout he had with pneumonia last September puts him in grave danger if COVID-19 begins to rampage through federal prisons like the Manhattan detention center where he’s currently locked up. Avenatti, who was convicted by a New York federal court jury last month on charges of trying to extort shoemaking giant Nike and is facing other federal charges...
  • Liberal media reaction to Michael Avenatti conviction slammed as ‘Orwellian,’ ‘appalling’

    02/17/2020 10:21:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2020 | Brian Flood
    Some members of the mainstream media have issued mea culpas for building up now-disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti, while others have shirked responsibility and some have even blamed President Trump – but it all falls flat for critics who watched his rise from lawyer for a porn star to potential Democratic presidential candidate. Avenatti, who represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump, appeared on CNN and MSNBC a combined 229 times over two years, according to the Media Research Center. CNN’s Brian Stelter was Avenatti’s biggest cheerleader, once declaring that he was a “serious” contender to...
  • Brave CNN talking head admits on Avenatti, ‘‘I feel kind of snookered because I took him seriously’

    02/16/2020 10:54:29 AM PST · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/16/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    So far, only one prominent MSM television pundit has passed the test of basic integrity that the guilty verdict against Michael Avenatti poses for his former fanboys and fangirls on CNN, MSNBC, and the alphabet networks. Jeffrey Toobin, CNN’s legal analyst, admitted to Anderson Cooper, who uttered not a peep of his own personal regret. The entire five and a half minute interview and transcript are embedded below, but go to 3 minutes and 46 seconds to see Toobin admit, “And frankly, you know, I feel kind of snookered, because I took him seriously,’ followed shortly thereafter by Cooper seeming...
  • Hilarious Video Montage of Media Slobbering Love Affair with Convicted Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti

    02/16/2020 1:21:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 16, 2020 | Megan Fox
    There's nothing better than watching the media glom onto the latest anti-Trump fantasy only to watch it go up in flames as did their love affair with now-convicted "Creepy Porn lawyer" Michael Avenatti. Back before Avenatti was known to be a raging criminal who tried to blackmail Nike into giving him millions of dollars, the media thought that he was the "savior of the Republic." Yes, they said that. ~snip~ Video
  • Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti Found Guilty Of Extortion

    02/15/2020 2:48:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 14, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Michael Aventatti, who rose to national prominence for representing porn-star actress Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump was found guilty Friday of trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike, inc. with threats to expose defamatory information of the company.The case launched last year by the U.S. attorneyÂ’s office in Manhattan followed an investigation into a series of meetings with Los Angeles lawyer Mark Geragos and representatives for Nike in March of 2019. Avenatti was convicted by jury of all three counts charged by U.S. attorneys including extortion, transmission of interstate communications and intent to extort, and wire fraud.Prosecutors...
  • Brian Stelter Gets Owned

    02/15/2020 9:21:44 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Ovation Eddie 2 ^ | 15/2/20 | Brian Stelter
    Favorite Democrat Presidential Candidate found GUILTY & Going to Prison!
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/14/2020 Newsdump Friday (Holiday Weekend)

    02/14/2020 9:40:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 11 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Jury deliberations in the rape and sexual assault trial of movie mogul and Democratic Party donor Harvey Weinstein set to begin Tuesday.... Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who was a vocal critic of President Trump and lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against the President, found guilty of attempted extortion... The Russian and Turkish military leader talking about the situation in Syria's Idlib province.... In Syria today two Syrian soldiers killed when their helicopter was downed with Turkish weaponry..... Another pro-Israel delegation making a trip to Saudi Arabia.... The Acting US Attorney in Washington opting to drop a criminal...
  • Michael Avenatti Found Guilty on All Counts in Nike Extortion Trial

    02/14/2020 12:30:43 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Feb 2020 | BREITBART NEWS
    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. The verdict was returned Friday by a Manhattan federal jury after it deliberated charges of attempted extortion and honest services fraud in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Avenatti to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm it. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison. Avenatti, 48, became prominent during frequent cable television program appearances in 2018...
  • Michael Avenatti found guilty in Nike extortion trial

    02/14/2020 12:00:39 PM PST · by Daffynition · 43 replies
    ChiTrib ^ | Feb 14, 2020 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike. The verdict was returned Friday by a Manhattan federal jury after it deliberated charges of attempted extortion and honest services fraud in what prosecutors say was an attempt by Avenatti to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm it. The charges carry a combined potential penalty of 42 years in prison.
  • Michael Avenatti convicted of trying to extort Nike

    02/14/2020 11:32:37 AM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/20 7 mins ago | Lucia I. Suarez Sang | Fox News
    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented a porn star in a lawsuit against President Trump, was found guilty of trying to extort Nike. A New York jury on Friday found Avenatti guilty on three counts, including extortion, wire fraud and transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort. He faces up to 42 years in prison.
  • Michael Avenatti jury deliberations begin in Nike case

    02/12/2020 10:28:25 AM PST · by conservative98 · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/20 | Marta Dhanis
    Attorney Michael Avenatti’s future is now in the jury’s hands in the Nike-related extortion and fraud case. The disgraced lawyer is accused of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to go public with evidence that the company had paid off the families of young NBA-bound athletes At 11:31 am, federal Judge Paul Gardephe sent a group of six women and six men to start deliberating. The 12 jurors need to consider if prosecutors proved that Avenatti is guilty on three counts: transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, attempted extortion, and wire fraud. If...
  • Deborah Batts, federal judge set to oversee Avenatti’s Stormy Daniels trial, dead at 72

    02/03/2020 10:25:49 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 3. 2020 | Emily Saul
    Manhattan federal court judge Deborah Batts who was slated to oversee Michael Avenatti’s Stormy Daniels-related embezzlement trial, has died. She was 72. The Philadelphia-born jurist, who was the first openly gay member of the federal judiciary, passed away February 2, according to sources familiar with the matter.
  • Michael Avenatti being held in El Chapo’s former cell in Manhattan

    01/20/2020 9:37:31 PM PST · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 21, 2020 | 12:27am | Ben Feuerherd and Emily Saul
    Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti was transferred from a federal lockup in California to the notorious Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan last week — and is now being held in Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s former cell, it was revealed Monday. Avenatti’s attorney claimed in court papers filed Monday that he’s being held in solitary confinement in the “Special Housing Unit on the notorious 10-South of the MCC-New York.” His lawyers pleaded with a judge to release him to general population in the prison, arguing he could not prepare for his trial in those conditions. “He is in a cell reportedly...
  • Avenatti allegedly took settlement money from football fans

    01/20/2020 2:51:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 20, 2020 | Lee Ross
    LOS ANGELES – Disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti is accused of stealing money from dozens more clients than previously known, according to newly unsealed documents and recent interviews with Fox News. It’s alleged that Avenatti, currently behind bars awaiting trial in New York on unrelated charges, directed up to $1.3 million in settlement funds – intended for approximately 170 clients – to cover his own expenses. It’s the latest example of alleged malfeasance by the lawyer who was once a fixture on cable news and flirted with a presidential run. “We didn’t receive any of that,” Donald Albaugh, one of Avenatti’s...
  • Arrested Trump foe Avenatti must face 'vindictive' Nike extortion case in NY

    01/15/2020 8:18:33 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01 15 2020 | Jonathan Stempel
    A federal judge on Wednesday rejected Michael Avenatti’s bid to dismiss criminal charges accusing him of trying to extort Nike Inc (NKE.N), after the celebrity lawyer claimed he was targeted in a “vindictive” prosecution because of his feud with U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan ruled the morning after Avenatti was arrested in California for potential violations of his bail conditions, in a separate case there accusing him of defrauding other clients. Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to all criminal charges he faces. Lawyers for Avenatti told Gardephe on Wednesday their client is in custody,...
  • Avenatti arrested by IRS agents during California Bar Association hearing

    01/15/2020 7:22:01 AM PST · by libstripper · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 14, 2020 | Louis Casiano
    LOS ANGELES – Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents Tuesday evening during a break in a disciplinary hearing in Los Angeles over allegations that the high-profile lawyer scammed a client out of $840,000. The arrest occurred around 6 p.m. outside the State Bar Court, where the State Bar of California has initiated proceedings against him. * * * Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, told Fox News that Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of violating his pre-trial release. * * * Avenatti was supposed to travel to New York...
  • Avenatti says evidence he's cash-strapped doesn't belong in Nike extortion trial

    01/03/2020 8:01:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/2/20 | Jonathan Stempel
    Michael Avenatti does not want U.S. prosecutors to present evidence at his criminal trial this month that his alleged financial straits, including an inability to pay child support, gave the celebrity lawyer a motive to extort Nike Inc. In a filing on Friday, lawyers for Avenatti said it would be "so prejudicial to Mr. Avenatti as to deprive him of a fair trial" for prosecutors to suggest he was more than $15 million in debt, a claim Avenatti "vehemently disputes," when he allegedly tried to extort up to $25 million from Nike. Avenatti became famous representing porn star Stormy Daniels...