Michael Avenatti Indicted. Creepy Porn Lawyer Facing Possible 50 Year Prison Term

Elder Patriot| The legal problems just hit a crescendo for Michael Avenatti.  

Avenatti was the lawyer who rode to some degree of notoriety when he convinced porn star Stormy Daniels that suing Donald Trump would be a good idea.  Avenatti lost and stuck his client with paying Trump’s legal fees.

Five months ago, the L.A. Times reported Avenatti “was hit with a personal judgment of $4.85 million Monday by [Judge Dennis J. Landin] for his failure to pay a debt to a former colleague [Jason Frank] at his longtime Newport Beach firm.”

“Less than an hour after his defeat in the Los Angeles lawsuit, Avenatti suffered another setback at a trial in Orange County: The Irvine Co. won a court order evicting him and his staff from their offices because the firm, Eagan Avenatti, skipped the last four months of rent.”

Following that setback, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley sent Attorney General Jeff Sessions an extensive 29-page criminal referral for Michael Avenatti and his co-conspirator Julie Swetnick.

Grassley has outlined the potential charges against Avenatti and Swetnick and is asking Sessions to order an investigation of the perjury that they conspired to engage in to bolster the out-of-control Democratic Party’s effort to destroy Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Now Avenatti, has been indicted by federal prosecutors on both coasts and is facing trial for a range of financial crimes including extortion.

The SDNY indictment charges extortion, conspiracy to commit extortion, and two counts relating to his communications about the alleged scheme.  In NY alone, Avenatti is facing up to 50 years in a federal penitentiary.

However, it doesn’t end there.

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles brought a second set of charges almost immediately after the SDNY announced their charges.  L.A. authorities accused Avenatti of embezzling client funds to cover his own expenses and debts. He was charged with bank and wire fraud.

Avenatti had conspired to shake down Nike for a whopping $20 million.

(New York Post) “I’ll go take $10 billion off your client’s market cap … I’m not f–king around,” court papers say he told Nike lawyers during a conference call Wednesday.

That conversation came a day after Avenatti met with Nike’s lawyers and “threatened to release damaging information” if the company didn’t pay off Avenatti and an unidentified co-conspirator, according to a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court.

CNBC has a succinct explanation:

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York City on charges of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal claims that company employees had authorized payments to the families of top high school basketball players.

It appears that the creepy porn lawyer, who some Democrats had promoted as their next presidential candidate – fitting don’t you think – has finally shot his wad.

Then – let the good times roll:

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