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Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:05 PM

Michael Avenatti 'living in El Chapo cell'

Source: BBC

Lawyer Michael Avenatti is being held in a Manhattan prison cell which once housed Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, his legal team claims.

Mr Avenatti is charged with attempting to extort millions of dollars from Nike. He has pleaded not guilty.

His lawyers are now demanding that he be transferred from the high security cell to a normal one ahead of his trial which could start next week.

He served as lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51201138

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:11 PM

1. Spin-off of the everyday sh'tshow.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:14 PM

2. Excuse me, jailer? I don't like my room. Can I exchange it for a new one? nt

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Response to Quackers (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:33 PM

4. He claims it's very cold

Prison cells should be humane.

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Response to Wabbajack_ (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:58 PM

5. If I were him, my only concern is if my cell had video surveillance.

Wouldn’t want to accidentally commit suicide.

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Response to Wabbajack_ (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:47 AM

7. He claims it's very cold.

I wouldn't believe a fucking word this charlatan says.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 21, 2020, 11:33 PM

3. I don't get

him.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:17 AM

6. I hope he likes his new digs.

That's what happens when you defraud clients after getting way too big for your pants.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 02:19 AM

8. Remember when there was talk of him as a Presidential candidate?

Maybe the DNC framed him to keep him from getting the nom

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 02:41 AM

9. Much better vibes in there than he would find living in the old Epstein cell, by golly. n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 07:07 AM

10. Proud that I called this guy a scammer from day ONE.

It was so obvious that he was just another Trump

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:23 AM

11. Avenatti put Cohen in jail.

He exposed the Stormy Daniels payoff and the Pecker payoff to the national consciousness.

If you don't think that put him at the top of Trump's hit list, you're naďve. Holding him in El Chapo's cell, when he's not a flight risk, is not a coincidence.

The knives have been out for a while now.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 03:09 PM

12. Yup. If you are going to go after Trump's crime family...

 

You'd better make sure you have no skeletons in your own closet.

This whole story is sad more than anything. I guess firstly for the folks he ripped off. But also because we lost a powerful truth-to-power attack dog. Yeah yeah, he's a bad boy, and has to pay the piper. But its just our luck. Because he was not only a powerful, succinct anti-Trump voice, but an outside the party voice. He didn't speak for the Democratic party. So his admonishments were listened to more. Its no wonder he was probably near the #1 position of people they had to take down. Al Franken was maybe #!.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:31 PM

13. And he was nabbed shortly after Bill Barr assumed office.

No coincidence!!

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