Avenatti has to serve the 14 years after he finishes the five-year sentence he’s currently serving for New York charges.
U.S. District Judge James V. Selna sentenced disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti to 14 years in prison.
Avenatti is already in prison for five years “for his extortion and fraud convictions at two trials in New York.”
Selna ordered Avenatti to serve 14 years after he finished that prison sentence.
Selna also told Avenatti “to pay nearly $11 million in restitution for embezzling millions of dollars from four of his clients and obstruction.”
From The Los Angeles Times:
One of the law clients he robbed, Geoffrey Ernest Johnson, was a mentally ill paraplegic on disability.
“To this day, I do not know why Michael lied and deceived me, why he broke my trust, why he broke my heart,” Johnson wrote in a statement to the court.
Johnson won a $4-million settlement of a suit against Los Angeles County. The money was wired in January 2015 to Avenatti, who kept the bulk of it and lied to Johnson about it.
“I trusted him implicitly, I believed the things he told me, but it was all part of his plan to defraud me of my settlement,” Johnson wrote. “To this day, I have a hard time trusting people because of what Michael did, and I live in constant fear of being taken advantage of again, particularly given my physical disability.”
The left gushed over Avenatti when he represented Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against former President Donald Trump. Former CNN host Brian Stelter even floated the idea of Avenatti running for president as a Democrat.
We all laughed then.
I’d laugh now if Avenatti didn’t leave so much destruction and ruined lives in his path.DONATE
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