Judge Sentences Michael Avenatti to 14 Years in Prison for Embezzlement and Fraud
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.
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President Avenatti. Go figure.
He wouldn’t have been any worse than Biden.
I think he can run…say around 2042.
With good behavior he should be on the 2036 ballot easy.
There’s nothing stopping him from running now, if he likes. He’s got as much chance of being elected now as he will then.
The collective IQ of democrats still needs to drop another 20 points.
And Biden for that matter…
One Dumb-o-crat hustler down; only a few million more to go.
Still waiting for Bankman-Fried to be criminally charged. Amazing how the media and Dumb-o-crats (but, I repeat myself) have collectively circled the wagons to protect and lionize this transparent con man, even after ample circumstantial evidence of his malfeasance has been revealed. It will be interesting to see how long Bankman-Fried’s “I didn’t know anything” act will hold up. I assume there are at least a few federal prosecutors who are ambitious enough to want to put a feather in their cap by charging and convicting this guy.
The only way Bankman-Fried is convicted is if Alyssa Milano and the The Bang-Me-Too (#Me-Too) crowd can prove he acted like Harvey Weinstein. Otherwise, free pass.
Avenatti? He’s gonna get a LOT of banging in prison over the next 19 years.
Federal Prison is not a cake walk, but it is not rape central. Avenatti will probably be popular as a jail house lawyer.
Keith Rainere did get beaten up recently, but he is in a federal sex offender facility. Which was created so these sex offenders would not be targetted by other prisoners, but also includes a critical mass of creepy sex offenders. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/nxivm-cult-leader-keith-raniere-was-beaten-prison-fellow-sex-offender-rcna48962 Even though Avenatti is the Creepy Porn Lawyer, he is probably not being sent there.
Avenatti is currently at a low level facility at Terminal Island in California. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Terminal_Island
Bankman-Fried may end up wishing he was relatively safe in Federal prison. I would not be surprised if he took someone who is not too happy about it and in a position to do something about it. Alternatively, there are probably some Democrat recipients of donations that wish he would just disappear. Nothing like a little boating accident in the Bahamas.
Avenatti made the fatal mistake of.not stealing enough. The Biden family is living proof of this concept.
Not that he wasn’t stealing ‘enough’, he wasn’t kicking any of it to democrats upstairs. It’s that simple.
Wow, guess he didn’t donate enough to Democrats and Marxists enough
But…but..the dinosaur media think Creepy Porn Lawyer is Presidential timber!?!
Well there’s timber .. and “Timber!” Sad,,, he would have made a better president than Joe Biden… less crime and more brains… sort of.
You’re probably correct. Either way, just like Stormy, we’re screwed.
Avenetti is smarter than Obama, as corrupt as Biden, and socipathic as both of them. Obama and Biden both belong in prison with Avenetti. So does Hillary Clinton.
He will be pardoned
Isn’t this the guy who the left and Main Stream Media held up as an Icon against the Evil Trump?
Should give folks some serious doubts about their ability to choose their Icons.
So few news stories these days have a happy ending!
He is a good candidate for the Democratic Party.
That photo is kinda impressive. To think you could find a bigger putz than the Creepy Porn Lawyer, and there he is…The Fake News Potato.
They’re not only not the president, they’re not even clients.
If you don’t want to see Avenatti dont watch Hey Pepsi Where’s My Jet? On Netflix
But, but, but he can still run for Prezzy when he gets out — it’s only disqualifying if The Screaming D’s impeach you for it, right?
Asking for a supercut of the usual suspects. They gotta have hope.