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Michael Avenatti arrested for fraud

Postby JamishT » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:40 am

Michael Avenatti, lawyer who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her attempt to get out of a NDA with the President, has been charged with wire fraud in New York because he tried to extort Nike for "between $15 and $25 million" AND THEY HAVE HIM ON TAPE WITH NIKE IN MULTIPLE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT IT.

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At the same time, a second federal case against him came today in LA, accusing him of bank fraud. He is being accused of fraud related to loans made to his law firm and coffee company he owns (which I didn't know about), and is being accused of keeping a $1.6 million settlement he won all to himself.

So, uh...he's in a bit of trouble, it seems. The dunking on Twitter has been pretty entertaining, although a lot of it is Trump supporters seeing it as another win.









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Re: Michael Avenatti arrested for fraud

Postby Absentia » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:47 am

It's hard to overstate how stupid Avenatti was on that taped phone call. The man is a professional trial attorney, and he wasn't even the least bit suspicious that he was being walked into a trap. They even doubled back with some "are you sure this is exactly what you mean" questions and Avenatti just guilelessly repeated his shakedown. The complaint reads like a comedy script about a clueless mobster.

In addition to whatever prison time he gets he's almost certainly going to be disbarred for life, so hopefully this is the last we hear of him (and his co-conspirator Mark Geragos).
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Re: Michael Avenatti arrested for fraud

Postby Absentia » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:35 pm







I guess it's better to burn out than fade away...
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