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Michael Avenatti’s Bail Revoked, He’ll Remain in Custody Throughout His NY Trial

Michael Avenatti’s Bail Revoked, He’ll Remain in Custody Throughout His NY Trial

After which, he is expected to stand trial in California

As Mary blogged earlier today, Michael Avenatti was arrested for violating the terms of his release.  It is now being reported that Avenatti has been jailed without bond and will remain in custody throughout his criminal trial in New York.

The Daily Beast reports:

United States District Court Judge James V. Selna ordered today that Stormy Daniels’ ex-attorney Michael Avenatti remain in federal custody for possible violation of his conditions of pretrial release and be transported “forthwith” to New York, where he will stand trial next week.

The judge found there was probable cause Avenatti had committed crimes in violation of the terms of his bond and ordered the embattled celebrity attorney detained without bond. Avenatti will continue to be held in an Orange County jail pending transfer to New York and will remain in custody “for the foreseeable future,” according to Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

Twitter being Twitter, this is now making the rounds:


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I do seem to recall somewhere (can’t remember when) that CNN had this man on its network. Once or twice, right? Or was it MSNBC? He pontificated gently on some obscure legal point and was never seen again.

Oh, sorry, I was thinking about someone else: Avenatti was on those two ‘news’ networks ALL THE FREAKING TIME, and he was being touted not only as the destroyer of Donald Trump but also as potentially the next president.

Say, I wonder what CNN has said about this? How about MSNBC?

    Ronbert in reply to stevewhitemd. | January 16, 2020 at 8:57 am

    Is he on suicide watch?

      OleDirtyBarrister in reply to Ronbert. | January 16, 2020 at 11:59 am

      No kidding. He should become rather concerned if he is transferred to the NYC facilty at which Epstein was held.

      He should be even more concerned if they put him in the cell Epstein used for “suicide”.

        OleDirtyBarrister in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | January 16, 2020 at 12:05 pm

        Having bond revoked is a significant event with an efficacy that extends beyond the pre-trial period. It matters in the federal system a lot because the conviction rate is so high. If Avenatti is convicted at trial or pleads out in either of his cases, he is unlikely to get a bond afterward and time to get his affairs in order before incarceration. Moreover, a bond revocation affects the type of prison to which one is rendered after a conviction and it is always for the worst. A non-violent white collar type offender with a history of bond revocation will typically end up in a medium security prison or higher with meaner inmates in an environment where more bad things happen.

        In other words, if convicted and incarcerated, Avenatti is more likely to get his ass kicked in prison every day because of his bond revocation.

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Avenatti is a highly respected lawyer, remember?

CaptScientist | January 15, 2020 at 5:37 pm

It couldn’t happen to a finer person…….^^^^^^^^What Barry said

He’s about to find out why they call it “the pokey”

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to murkyv. | January 15, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Does that thought amuse you?

      Seems like just desserts for the actions he performed against his clients. And his attempted actions against Trump and Kavanaugh.

      Creepy Porn Lawyer considers himself a tough guy.

      He’ll be fine in Federal prison.

      But a weekend in Orange County is likely to give him a bit of an attitude adjustment.

      My ex-BIL spent a weekend there in the 80’s after embezzling $250K from family members and snorting it. ($45K of it was my wifes, but it was my credit rating that took the hit)

      6’5″ and 250 pounds of former Bronco prospect spent the weekend awake and leaning against the wall while watching lesser men get beaten and raped.

      I felt no pity for him then or now. As I do for Creepy

    Milhouse in reply to murkyv. | January 16, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    “Pokey” as slang for “jail” dates to early 20th century America and is actually a variant form of “pogey,” a 19th century English word for “poorhouse” or “welfare hotel.” The roots of “pogey” are largely a mystery, but the word may be related to the adjective “poky,” an interesting word in itself. The original sense of “poky,” in the 18th century, was, logically, “something that pokes,” i.e., projects or points out (as in a “poke bonnet,” a style of the day that featured a prominent brim). In the 19th century, the word came to mean “cramped or confined,” as a small room might make a resident feel “poked at” by the walls. Since jail cells are not known for their generous elbow room, this is probably the connection between “poky” (cramped) and “pokey” (jail).

Gee, I wonder if he will be able to retain a license to practice, outside of California.

    beagleEar in reply to NotKennedy. | January 15, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Sorry about the downvote, using a tablet and fat-fingered it. Anyways …

    Before he loses his license, he’ll be making license plates.

How come no photos of the arrest?

Comanche Voter | January 15, 2020 at 6:40 pm

Well look at it this way. A lot of Avenatti’s problems stem from the fact that he routinely spends more than he has–so he’s suffering from a case of “shorts” in the cash department.

He now has a free plane ride back to New York City and room and board at no cost. That’s the kind of deal that helps the old cash flow situation.

I suspect it’s not long until he’s disbarred in California. That means that there are, depending upon how you count them, 4 Democrat Presidential contenders in just the last 25 years who have either been disbarred, or who surrendered their law licenses in the face of disciplinary proceedings. They include Billy Jeff Clinton, Queen Moochelle, our new “Light Worker” Obama, and now Avenatti.

    According to the Illinois Bar, Michelle Obama did NOT surrender her license with charges pending. Her status is voluntary inactive, which indicates that she remains in good standing but can’t practice unless she reactivates her license.

    That is not true. Both 0bamas put their licenses on inactive status because they’re no longer practicing, just as any lawyer does. If either one ever takes it into their head to resume practicing law in Illinois, all they have to do is pay the difference between the active and inactive fees, and take some catch-up CLE classes.

Maybe cnn can have him on by remote to tell us how he is going to trounce Trump again. If I were Avenetti I would demand that they take the bunk bed out of my cell. It’s really hard to hang yourself from a single bed three feet off of the floor. Of course, it is an NYC prison so anything is possible.

Yet, he is still a better candidate for the Democrats for President.
That’s an awfully low bar, isn’t it?

Being kept in the same location as Epstein he might want to make sure the cameras are working and the guards are awake. Just saying.

I feel really sorry for the jail staff that has to put up with this Asshole-American.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Anchovy. | January 16, 2020 at 6:56 am

    He will probably be running his yap while walking towards a cell. trip and run head first into some bars. After a few accidents like that he will understand that he needs to keep his yap shut.

He looks like prime Democratic Presidential material to me. He should run in the primaries from his jail and talk about incessantly criminal justice reform.

southern commenter | January 15, 2020 at 7:37 pm

Worthless piece of dog Obama.

keep him out of Epstein’s old cell, bad karma there.

Too bad it wasn’t a state charge, he’d be out of jail without having to post bail.
hahahahahahahahaha sucks to be you avenetti.

Inmate 1240-2390-98 aka michael avenetti aka Friend of Joy Behar Show.

Who’s scummier, this guy or joy behar?

I just can’t escape the irony here. Where is he being held prior to trial?

That’s right. ORANGE County.

Creepy Porn Lawyer is happy he’s not pissed off the Clintons. Yet!?! He was representing a stripper, who knows where Bill’s cigar has been?

Lucifer Morningstar | January 16, 2020 at 9:23 am

Just so nice to see how Creepy Porn Lawyer’s career is going. Couldn’t have happened to a better person.

“ Ronbert | January 16, 2020 at 8:57 am

“Is he on suicide watch?”

Yes and No…

Every time I hear something like this I think of Humpty Dumpty Stelter on CNN saying he was teh great white hope for the 20202 DNC.

Actually he is probably one of the better Democrat candidates.

Avenatti will certainly now get to fulfill his sexual fantasies regarding hand cuffs.

Soon, in jail, Avenatti will be shouting Basta to some huge Buck named Tyrone.

He’s a lucky man, and a perfect representative of DEMs.