While the charges against Avenatti makes for an interesting news item, the far greater story is how he was so quickly and strongly embraced by the far left media because he was willing to attack President Trump. Don’t forget – Democrats were actually giving serious consideration to supporting him as a candidate for POTUS.
Nearly everything you see reported against the president 24/7 via the far left media, Hollywood, and Democrat politicians, is nothing more than unhinged, over-emotional rubbish. If you choose to be a part of that side you are part of the slime machine that is comprised of figures like Michael Avenatti.
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 new charges follow a slew of others Avenatti is already facing in New York and California. The 48-year-old lawyer was hit with charges in New York after he allegedly tried to extort Nike if the sportswear company did not pay him tens of millions of dollars for his silence. He is also facing separate charges of tax, wire, and bank fraud in California.
Avenatti rose to fame last year when he was hired by Daniels to represent her in a defamation lawsuit against Trump. A federal judge in California tossed out the lawsuit and ordered Daniels to reimburse Trump for legal fees.
Daniels and Avenatti announced they had parted ways in March. Avenatti claimed his law firm split with the porn star “for various reasons,” but Daniels later said she would have fired him if he had not resigned as her attorney.