Embattled attorney and ex-media and Democratic Party-darling, Michael Avenatti, is in deep trouble. The infamous “porn” lawyer, who represented Stormy Daniels, is facing a 36-count indictment.
BREAKING: Michael Avenatti accused of hiding a $4 million settlement from a mentally ill paraplegic on disability – LATimes https://t.co/B7KkTcqG0f
— BNO News (@BNONews) April 11, 2019
Breaking: A federal grand jury has indicted Michael Avenatti on 36 counts of fraud, perjury, tax dodging and embezzlement from clients in a sweeping expansion of the criminal case against the Los Angeles lawyer. https://t.co/zBnxUqkEW0
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) April 11, 2019
Mr. Avenatti is accused of stealing from five of his clients, the dollar amount totaling in the millions. The hilarity of the fact that a man, once considered to be a legitimate Democratic presidential hopeful, could not be passed up by the social media community.
“#MichaelAvenatti, the attorney who was briefly regarded by some as the great white hope for the #DemocraticParty, was charged in a massive 36-count grand jury indictment…He faces up to 335 years in prison.” https://t.co/e3Wy7V1DIs
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 11, 2019
Conservative commentators, comedians, and radio hosts should shove the Democrats’ past ride on the Avenatti train in their faces over, and over, and over again. It truly is another lesson in how infected the Democrats are with Trump Derangement Syndrome.
That illness is causing the Dems to make reckless decisions in who they uplift, support, and buy-into. Anyone, at this point, who claims to oppose President Trump, is a friend indeed to the Democrats.
As far as the pending legal trouble for Mr. Avenatti, The New York Times has a detailed piece illuminating exactly what the anti-Trump attorney is facing:
“In a significant escalation of the criminal case against Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer known for representing Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump, federal prosecutors in California announced on Thursday that he had been indicted on three dozen counts.
The authorities accused Mr. Avenatti of stealing millions of dollars from five clients and of lying repeatedly about his business and income — not just to clients but also to an I.R.S. collection agent, creditors, a bankruptcy court and a bankruptcy trustee.
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Mr. Avenatti put most of the client money toward his own expenses, the authorities said, including a $5 million private jet that he co-owned, which prosecutors said they had seized on Wednesday. In the purchase of that aircraft, according to the charging documents unsealed Thursday, Mr. Avenatti used $2.5 million of a client’s $3 million settlement, paid in 2017, while he told the client that the settlement would be paid in installments over eight years.
In other instances, the indictment said, he put client money toward paying personal legal expenses, paying creditors after his firm had filed for bankruptcy, and paying costs associated with a coffee company he owned.
He also dodged taxes, some that he owed himself and others that were owed by his firm, prosecutors said. They alleged that Mr. Avenatti had lied to an I.R.S. revenue officer and had taken steps to prevent the government from collecting on tax liens and levies since 2013.”
All of this spells disaster for Mr. Avenatti. It seems that his incredibly shady dealings weren’t confined to the Stormy Daniels and the infamous “third” now-SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh accuser’s cases.
There are serious allegations being levied at the lawyer, potentially netting him a whopping 300-plus years in prison.
Buzzfeed News also covered the proceedings, offering this quote from the Central District of California’s U.S. Attorney’s Office:
“‘The criminal charges in the indictment address four areas of wrongdoing,’ the Central District of California US Attorney’s Office said in the news release. ‘The embezzlement of millions of dollars that should have been paid to clients, the failure to file income tax returns and failure to pay the IRS millions of dollars in taxes, the submission of fraudulent loan applications that included tax returns never filed with the IRS, and the concealment of assets from the bankruptcy court.'”
This is proof that lawyers can be just as sleazy as people believe them to be. Michael Avenatti is also a prime example of how the Democratic Party will make bedfellows of the worst kinds of people in order to get what they want.