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Mon Mar 25, 2019, 02:34 PM

Michael Avenatti charged with extortion/conspiracy..whooo boy

Needs to change his name to Icarus

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/25/michael-avenatti-to-be-charged-with-wire-and-bank-fraud.html

Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion scheme against Nike, embezzling client’s money, defrauding bank
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Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is arrested on charges of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal negative publicity.
Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case of embezzling a client’s money “in order to pay his own expense and debts,” and of “defrauding a bank in Mississippi.”
Avenatti had represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen related to a nondisclosure agreement she had signed on the eve of the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

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Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged $20 million extortion attempt against Nike
Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal claims of misconduct by company employees.

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Daniels replaced Avenatti as her lawyer earlier this month after a fallout with him.


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Reply Michael Avenatti charged with extortion/conspiracy..whooo boy (Original post)
SoCalDem Mar 2019 OP
BannonsLiver Mar 2019 #1
SoCalDem Mar 2019 #3
BannonsLiver Mar 2019 #5
theboss Mar 2019 #4
Tipperary Mar 2019 #16
BannonsLiver Mar 2019 #24
gldstwmn Mar 2019 #2
lame54 Mar 2019 #6
CincyDem Mar 2019 #7
DirtEdonE Mar 2019 #8
Codeine Mar 2019 #13
DirtEdonE Mar 2019 #14
Celerity Mar 2019 #15
Tipperary Mar 2019 #17
DirtEdonE Mar 2019 #18
Celerity Mar 2019 #19
DirtEdonE Mar 2019 #20
Celerity Mar 2019 #21
DirtEdonE Mar 2019 #23
Gothmog Mar 2019 #9
SoCalDem Mar 2019 #10
librechik Mar 2019 #11
UniteFightBack Mar 2019 #12
ismnotwasm Mar 2019 #22

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 02:39 PM

1. He would have made a better president than Obama

Because he is a “fighter”. This was what I was told by a poster here at the height of the DU Avenatti love fest.

It sounded batshit crazy even then, and now it seems even more so.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 02:41 PM

3. I got a "feeling" about him from the start

He had a "presence", but seemed shady...

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 02:45 PM

5. Most people with even a scintilla of street smarts saw him for the grifter he is.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:17 AM

16. Yeah, I got attacked because I said he was cut from the same cloth as rump.

 

Time will always tell.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 02:26 PM

24. You nailed that dead to rights.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 02:41 PM

2. This is going to be an interesting one to watch. n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 02:45 PM

6. Who is Trump going to root for

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2019, 02:51 PM

7. I'm sure it was no coincidence that he made this call on earnings day...



...when NKE stock hit it's all time high of 88/share. And then it feel after the earnings announcement, trimming about $11 billion from the company's market cap.

If you wanted to sell against a stock, earnings day is one of the best choices because there's so much volume on the announcement. And I wonder if DoJ has any visibility to Mr. A's brokerage account. Won't look good if he was shorting NKE going into earnings.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2019, 02:00 PM

8. Sounds like the kind of bullshit pootin would pull

 

I'm so surprised.

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Response to DirtEdonE (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:09 PM

13. Translation? nt

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Response to Codeine (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:31 AM

14. pootin has charges ready for everyone

 

After that, it's just a matter of whether he wants to press the charges - based on behavior of the suspect, of course.

trump is doing the same thing. Expect anyone who crosses him to have suddenly been under investigation for some time with charges pending.

LOCK THEM UP! isn't just a trump rally slogan.

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Response to DirtEdonE (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 07:44 AM

15. huh?

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti is arrested on charges of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal negative publicity.
Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case of embezzling a client’s money “in order to pay his own expense and debts,” and of “defrauding a bank in Mississippi.”


what does that have to do with a Putin set up?

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Response to Celerity (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:18 AM

17. Nothing whatsoever.

 

These conspiracy theories, lol.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:22 AM

18. Well - the asshole sitting in the White House

 

and his kids are guilty of worse financial crimes than Avenatti yet the special counsel couldn't find a way to recommend any further indictments.

Yet Avenatti, days afterward, is suddenly arrested for the same type of "crimes" - some of which, when "perpetrated" by other attorneys, are called prepping for a settlement prior to a lawsuit.

But I guess it all depends on who makes the laws. Then it depends on who enforces the laws.

Right now, like pootin, trump is making and enforcing the laws.

I just find it unusual that all this began the same time mueller tacitly exonerated trump. They went after Avenatti once and it turned out to be bogus. Some people here cheered then. Some people are cheering now. I don't get it.

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Response to DirtEdonE (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:27 AM

19. If Avennati goes down it has nothing to do anyone but himself, Putin/Trump

didn't make him (apparently blatantly and stupidly) try to blackmail Nike and/or embezzle money.

Also, I am waiting to see the full Mueller report, there is ZERO chance it fully exonerates Rump and all his goons, and I also think Mueller handed off some hardcore evidence to other jurisdictions.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:30 AM

20. It's America 2019. I trust no one and nothing.

 

It's all either part of the plot or part of a diversion at this point.

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Response to DirtEdonE (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:32 AM

21. no way I am going through life that paranoid, but you are welcome to

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Response to Celerity (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 02:04 PM

23. It's not paranoia when they really are after you.

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 05:21 PM

9. Avenatti is "financially unable to employ counsel" and will be represented by Federal Defenders.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 06:54 PM

10. amazing

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:04 PM

11. he's dead to me

lawyers!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2019, 07:07 PM

12. Well I'm glad he blew up rumps spot before he blew up his own spot. Took one skank to 'catch'

 

another.

Michael...your job is done and boy....you on your own now.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Mar 28, 2019, 09:45 AM

22. He's always been shady

It didn’t take but 5 minutes of research to realize that.

But he sure was a lot of fun when he was pulling Trumps chain. I hope he gets in a position to do it again actually.

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