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  • California state bar moves to suspend Avenatti's law license, <tr>

    06/03/2019 11:06:23 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2019 | Gregg Re
    California state bar moves to suspend Avenatti's law license, saying he poses 'substantial threat of harm to clients or the public' The California State Bar, which oversees discipline for all California-licensed attorneys, issued a "consumer alert" Monday evening concerning Michael Avenatti, saying it was moving to suspend him from the practice of law because his alleged conduct "poses a substantial threat of harm to clients or the public." The sudden development further accentuated Avenatti's dramatic public fall from grace -- he was once celebrated in liberal media circles as a potential challenger to President Trump -- as he faces numerous...
  • Mad Maxine Unhinged – Calls on ‘Lowlife, Lying, Crooked, Tax Evader Porn Star Fornicator’ Trump

    05/29/2019 7:33:00 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 70 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 29-05-19 | Cristina Laila
    Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) completely went off the rails Tuesday and called for Trump to resign in one of her craziest tirades yet. Waters, who is one of the most corrupt lawmakers in Congress, had the nerve to accuse Trump of being a “crooked liar.” “Low life Trump – lying, crooked, tax evader, porn star fornicator – should take his ridiculous self home, resign, and free us of what we will have to do to impeach him and throw him out of office!” Waters said Tuesday in a tweet.
  • The New Bad-Luck Curse in Politics

    05/28/2019 2:56:38 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | 28 May 2019 | Jim Geraghty
    Hailed and renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz took pictures of Chelsea Manning for Vogue in September 2017. Manning is back in jail after refusing to testify before a grand jury about Julian Assange. Leibovitz photographed Kirsten Gillibrand for Vogue in November 2017. Her presidential campaign has stumbled out of the gate and Gillibrand is at the tail end of a large pack of candidates; earlier this month the New York Times wrote that her campaign is “struggling.” Leibovitz photographed lawyer Michael Avenatti for Vogue, October 2018. Avenatti now faces charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, embezzlement, 36 additional financial-crime charges, including...
  • Michael Avenatti's bad day: Disgraced lawyer to face not 1, but 2 arraignments

    05/27/2019 4:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti will have a busy day in Manhattan federal court Tuesday -- but as a defendant, not as counsel. Avenatti, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he tried to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike by threatening to expose claims that the shoemaker paid off high school basketball players to steer them to Nike-sponsored colleges. He also is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he stole nearly $300,000 from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the client who rocketed him to national prominence. In the Nike case, Avenatti is charged...
  • Mark Dice commentary on Avenatti

    05/23/2019 5:34:43 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | today | Dice,Mark
    I ususally check in with Dice once a day... he's pretty funny but that's my opinion not yours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-rhXXChjDI
  • Michael Avenatti charged with ripping off Stormy Daniels

    05/22/2019 12:07:27 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Feds to file new charges against Michael Avenatti

    04/11/2019 7:00:58 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 31 replies
    Federal prosecutors in California plan to level fresh charges against Michael Avenatti on Thursday, marking yet another legal blow for the controversial celebrity attorney known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels. The U.S. attorney’s office in the Central District of California scheduled a press briefing in conjunction with the IRS to “announce the filing of a 36-count indictment naming Michael Avenatti.”
  • Michael Avenatti Is Accusing Nike Of Paying Zion Williamson’s Mother

    04/06/2019 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 37 replies
    The Spun ^ | 6 April 2019 | Andrew McCarty
    Attorney Michael Avenatti, who was arrested by the Southern District of New York for alleged extortion late last month, continued his crusade against Nike. The attorney accused Nike of paying college basketball’s top stars and already listed two players who he alleges Nike paid before they were college stars. Avenatti accused former Arizona star DeAndre Ayton, of the Phoenix Suns, of accepting payments from Nike before he committed to the school. Not long after, he went after another Pac-12 star. Avenatti says that Nike also paid former Oregon player Bol Bol. Late Friday night, Avenatti dropped the biggest name in...
  • House Democrats Want ‘Oversight’ over Fox News’ Editorial Decisions

    04/02/2019 11:34:53 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/2/19 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are demanding to know why Fox News did not publish a story prior to the 2016 election about an alleged affair years before between porn star Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump. House Committee on Oversight and Reform chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wrote to former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone last month demanding that she turn over any documents relating to Trump’s alleged extramarital affairs. An article in the New Yorker last month alleged that Fox News executive Ken LaCorte spiked the story to protect Trump — a claim LaCorte has vehemently denied,...
  • Don’t Let Google Fool You, Mr. President

    04/01/2019 3:50:19 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 31, 2019 | Mytheos Hold
    The week following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s exoneration of President Trump was, as the president might say, “so beautiful, so yuge, so fantastic.” And it’s not just Mueller. Persistent Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti has been indicted by the Southern District of New York (SDNY) for blackmail and fraud. The attempt by House Democrats to override the president’s veto of a resolution disapproving of his emergency powers failed. Network executives are now clueless about how to fill up time on shows once dedicated to goading Trump over Russia. All things considered, the president couldn’t have had a better week. However, perhaps...
  • Judge asks Seagrams heiress if Michael Avenatti is secretly her attorney. She faints in court.

    03/29/2019 11:52:41 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 59 replies
    BPR ^ | March 28, 2019 | Victor Rantala
    Billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman fainted in court after being asked by the judge if she had secretly hired Michael Avenatti as her attorney. She was taken out of a federal courtroom on a stretcher and the hearing was rescheduled for today. The Seagrams heiress is on trial for offenses related to her involvement in the SEX-SLAVE CULT DOS. She is reportedly a leader of the controversial NXIVM sex cult. Bronfman was joined in court by lawyer Mark Geragos who sources say is the co-conspirator in Avenatti’s Nike extortion case. Although Avenatti has not submitted paperwork attesting to being an attorney...
  • Avenatti makes Twitter account private, blaming ‘dirtbags’

    03/28/2019 10:32:09 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 28, 2019 | 10:19am | Lia Eustachewich
    Michael Avenatti switched his Twitter account to private Thursday morning, blaming “the dirtbags” who’ve trolled his supporters in wake of charges that he tried to shake down Nike for $20 million. The embattled lawyer’s feed is now only visible to his more than 858,000 followers. “Seeing as many people don’t know how to act with any level of decency and have now resorted to attacking people on my feed that follow and support me, I’m marking my account private for now,” he tweeted. “The dirtbags can go spew their noise on their own feed (with their 4 followers).”
  • Joy Behar, Who Gushed Avenatti Would 'Save the Country,' Now Heartbroken Over Extortion Charges

    03/26/2019 6:34:42 PM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 26, 2019 | Kristine Marsh
    Behar’s admiration for Avenatti should come as no surprise considering how she and her co-hosts behaved when he was on the show. In an appearance on the show in August of 2018, when he was still representing Stormy Daniels, co-host Ana Navarro gushed that he was “like the Holy Spirit” while Behar added that he was “saving the country.” Behar also introduced the media darling as “the only person Donald Trump fears more than Robert Mueller.”
  • Avenatti, facing multiple federal charges, suggests Los Angeles fraud case has connection to Trump

    03/26/2019 12:41:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25 2019 | Gregg Re
    Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti suggested in a fiery statement to Fox News late Monday that the Los Angeles lawyers suing him for allegedly stealing from a former client's settlement fund -- a matter that prompted California prosecutors to slap Avenatti with federal criminal fraud charges on Monday -- have political motivations and are "close" to the Trump administration. Although Avenatti's dramatic New York arrest for an alleged $25 million extortion scheme targeting sports apparel giant Nike dominated headlines on Monday, the separate federal wire and bank fraud charges that Avenatti simultaneously faces in Los Angeles may pose his greatest legal...
  • Trump foe Avenatti charged with trying to extort $20 million from Nike

    03/25/2019 7:06:37 PM PDT · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 25, 2019 | Joseph AX, Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Monday with what prosecutors said was an attempt to “shake down” Nike Inc for over $20 million. * * * A federal magistrate judge ordered Avenatti released on $300,000 bond during a hearing in U.S. District Court in New York. A subdued Avenatti, appeared in the courtroom wearing a dark gray suit, sitting with federal public defenders.
  • Michael Avenatti, Mark Geragos accusations spark trouble for onetime CNN fixtures

    03/25/2019 6:54:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Frank Miles
    The arrest Monday of Michael Avenatti in an extortion case reportedly linked to fellow celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos sparked trouble for two men who recently had been fixtures on cable news, especially CNN. Avenatti, the pugnacious attorney best known for representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Trump, was arrested on charges that included trying to shake down Nike for as much as $25 million with a co-conspirator by threatening the company with bad publicity. The attorney, who also was accused of embezzling a client’s money to pay his own expenses, was charged with extortion and bank and...
  • Michael Avenatti tries to take down Nike even after extortion bust

    03/26/2019 10:08:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 26, 2019 | 11:52am | Lia Eustachewich
    Michael Avenatti is accusing Nike of running a “diversion charade” and paying off prominent college and pro hoops stars on Tuesday — a day after the lawyer was federally charged in an alleged $20 million extortion plot. The brash attorney went on the attack in a series of morning tweets — but didn’t offer any solid evidence to back up his claims.