These are days of serious woe for the “creepy porn lawyer” Michael Avenetti who only a year ago, was the toast of the town on CNN and MSNBC as well as a serious contender for the Democrat presidential nomination in 2020.
There are few better examples of how the demented left is willing to bestow heroic stature on utter scumbags as long as they attack President Trump and Avenatti, who was the legal representative and mouthpiece for worn out adult movie “actress” Stormy Daniels would in saner times, serve as a cautionary tale to those looking for their heroes in all the wrong places.
Oh how it must suck at CNN these days, not only is cheese-eating rat Michael Cohen cooling his heels in a country club prison but the former superstar of the so-called Resistance may be headed to the pokey as well.
CNN's Brian Stelter last year on Michael Avenatti running for president: "And looking ahead to 2020, one reason I’m taking you seriously as a contender is because of your presence on cable news.” pic.twitter.com/2Wn2bX17kx
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 22, 2019
Avenatti may have been cable news’s cock of the walk last year but a motherlode of personal and now very serious legal problems have a man who is just another scummy lawyer (albeit a very corrupt one) looking at spending the rest of his life behind bars.
On top of his federal indictments for an extortion scheme involving athletic shoe colossus Nike and more charges that he ripped off clients in an unrelated indictment, the feds dropped the hammer for get this – screwing Stormy by stealing money for a book advance.
BREAKING: Avenatti charged with screwing Stormy Daniels. https://t.co/W78lohU6JZ
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 22, 2019
Via The Federalist, “Michael Avenatti Indicted For Stealing Stormy Daniels’ Book Advance”:
Federal prosecutors in New York charged attorney and alleged con artist Michael Avenatti on Wednesday for stealing from and forging the signature of his former client, Stephanie Gregory Clifford, who uses the name Stormy Daniels. This indictment comes on the heels of separate fraud and extortion charges filed against Avenatti in March.
Avenatti allegedly stole the $297,500 Daniels was owed for a book advance from her literary agent. The indictment says he did so by sending Daniel’s agent a “fraudulent and unauthorized letter” with a forgery of his client’s signature and instructions to send the money to a bank account controlled solely by Avenatti.
Avenatti then allegedly used the money to pay his personal and business expenses, including: payroll for employees at his law firm, payroll for employees at his coffee business, a monthly $3,900 car payment for his leased Ferrari, airfares, dry cleaning, hotels, restaurants, and car services.
Daniels says she did not sign or authorize any such letter, and that she was not even aware of such a letter’s existence. When she asked Avenatti about her missing payments, he allegedly lied to his client, telling her that he was still trying to get the money from the publisher.
According to the indictment, Avenatti’s retainer agreement with Daniels states that he could receive fees for negotiating her book contract. However, Avenatti had reportedly told Daniels he would not accept any payment relating to her book.
Avenatti was interviewed on cable news 214 times from March to November 2018. https://t.co/siz3nWi1dY
— The Federalist (@FDRLST) May 22, 2019
When it rains it pours…