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Old 21st February 2020, 12:58 PM   #921
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Almost certainly Avenatti. He may get more time for the charge he's already lost than Cohen got total, and he has more cases ahead of him he is likely to lose. Double digit jail time seems likely.
Probably right.
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Old 16th July 2021, 10:12 AM   #922
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Avenatti gets 30 months for Nike extortion attempt.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/08/mich...tion-case.html

His next trial in California is now starting. This one is the much more salacious case, with Avenatti accused of embezzling money from the damages awarded to his paraplegic client.
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Old 16th July 2021, 10:23 AM   #923
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yeah but Avenatti has a solid defense for that: what was his client going to spend the money on?
Skiing?
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Old 16th July 2021, 10:29 AM   #924
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
yeah but Avenatti has a solid defense for that: what was his client going to spend the money on?
Skiing?
Allegedly he was keeping the poor bastard on a tight budget, doling out just enough to pay the assisted living bills.

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The charge involving the paraplegic man says Avenatti drained a $4 million settlement paid out to the client by Los Angeles County, using "portions of the settlement to finance his coffee business or pay personal expenses," the U.S. attorney's office statement said.

"Avenatti concealed the receipt of the settlement from Client 1 and instead gave him periodic “advances” of no more than $1,900 and paid the rent for his assisted living facility," the statement said.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...fornia-n993391

It's not cheap having a chronic medical problem or disability in this country, which is why the man was awarded so much money in his lawsuit.

Hard to imagine not getting the book thrown at him in this case, abusing such a vulnerable person is not going to make anyone look favorably on Avenatti.
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Old 16th July 2021, 10:34 AM   #925
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He deserves everything he gets. Miserable SOB.
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Old 16th July 2021, 10:39 AM   #926
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
He deserves everything he gets. Miserable SOB.
Strange he ended up on the opposite side to Trump, he would have made a great lawyer for Trump!
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Old 16th July 2021, 10:39 AM   #927
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
You gotta admit, Avenatti really rode the currents of resistance lib hysteria like a pro. It is pretty notable that wide swaths of the country decided this slimey lawyer was some hero just because he was sticking it to Trump.

In the end, the fraudster was simply spinning too many plates and it eventually came crashing down.
I never thought he was a hero but I did think he was a persuasive advocate. Who knew that he was a cheat like Trump.
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Old 16th July 2021, 10:53 AM   #928
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Strange he ended up on the opposite side to Trump, he would have made a great lawyer for Trump!
If I remember, Bubba was convinced that Avenati would be the Democrats' 2020 candidate.
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Old 16th July 2021, 11:02 AM   #929
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
If I remember, Bubba was convinced that Avenati would be the Democrats' 2020 candidate.
Bubba was, and is, convinced of many things that have no basis in fact.
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Old 16th July 2021, 11:25 AM   #930
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Originally Posted by Stacyhs View Post
Bubba was, and is, convinced of many things that have no basis in fact.
Avenatti talked about running but he didn't have a clue outside of bashing Trump. The few policies he did mention were contrary to Democratic positions. For example, he supported the Republican tax cuts.
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Old 16th July 2021, 11:39 AM   #931
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
Avenatti talked about running but he didn't have a clue outside of bashing Trump. The few policies he did mention were contrary to Democratic positions. For example, he supported the Republican tax cuts.
Talking about running is not the same things as being the Democratic nominee.
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Old 16th July 2021, 12:20 PM   #932
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Strange he ended up on the opposite side to Trump, he would have made a great lawyer for Trump!
Not really, each snake wants to be the top snake.

Look at Scaramucci .

I'm not sure about Cohen. He seemed to think there was some type of mob loyalty until there wasn't.
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Old 16th July 2021, 01:26 PM   #933
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
If I remember, Bubba was convinced that Avenati would be the Democrats' 2020 candidate.

Bubba watches CNN? Have we finally found the one remaining CNN viewer?

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Old 16th July 2021, 11:53 PM   #934
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Strange he ended up on the opposite side to Trump, he would have made a great lawyer for Trump!
Mmmm, not entirely, Trump doesn't pay his lawyers, Avenatti doesn't pay his clients, while it might be fitting, probably not the best match.
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Old 17th July 2021, 03:48 AM   #935
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Allegedly he was keeping the poor bastard on a tight budget, doling out just enough to pay the assisted living bills.



https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...fornia-n993391

It's not cheap having a chronic medical problem or disability in this country, which is why the man was awarded so much money in his lawsuit.

Hard to imagine not getting the book thrown at him in this case, abusing such a vulnerable person is not going to make anyone look favorably on Avenatti.
On Popehat's podcast this week he was just talking off the cuff about possible sentencing in the Stormy Daniels case, which will be tried after this one, and casually referred to a possible sentence for this case as being 20-something years. Precisely because Nike isn't exactly a sympathetic defendant, whereas stealing money from a disabled guy pushes all kinds of buttons.
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Old 18th July 2021, 08:50 PM   #936
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He deserves everything he gets. Miserable SOB.
I agree. He is scum. It's lawyers like him that give lawyers a bad name.
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Old 19th July 2021, 04:42 AM   #937
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Originally Posted by Squeegee Beckenheim View Post
On Popehat's podcast this week he was just talking off the cuff about possible sentencing in the Stormy Daniels case, which will be tried after this one, and casually referred to a possible sentence for this case as being 20-something years. Precisely because Nike isn't exactly a sympathetic defendant, whereas stealing money from a disabled guy pushes all kinds of buttons.
Listened to the same one, very good coverage which is refreshing.

I suspect it will also be significant that, by all reports, this crime was successful. Seems likely Nike never entertained the extortion attempt and immediately turned around and called up the cops. Avenatti really bit off more than he could chew in that example of criminal activity, and his intended victim didn't really seem that intimidated by him or his petty scheme. In this case, we have a very sympathetic victim who, assuming the allegations are true, suffered very real harm as a result of Avenatti's actions. I'm guessing a judge isn't going to like that an attorney also took advantage of a client like this, given the very specific and serious duties that attorneys owe to their clients.
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Old 20th July 2021, 07:11 AM   #938
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Strange he ended up on the opposite side to Trump, he would have made a great lawyer for Trump!
I think he likes getting paid too much to be a lawyer for Trump.
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Old 20th July 2021, 10:16 PM   #939
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If Avenatti had been a lawyer for Trump, the GOP would be defending him and claiming he's being persecuted in a witch hunt.
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Hell yeah, Avenatti has been approved to go pro-se in his California case.



https://twitter.com/meghanncuniff/st...85985815126022
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Old 21st July 2021, 06:19 AM   #941
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I agree. He is scum. It's lawyers like him that give lawyers a bad name.
Other lawyers aren't scum?
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Other lawyers aren't scum?
Well, I always had a certain amount of respect for Perry Mason...

What? Those programmes weren't documentaries?
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Originally Posted by SteveAitch View Post
Well, I always had a certain amount of respect for Perry Mason...

What? Those programmes weren't documentaries?
Denny Crane.
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Hell yeah, Avenatti has been approved to go pro-se in his California case.



https://twitter.com/meghanncuniff/st...85985815126022
Wot? He's got tax fraud charges against him? WITCH HUNT!!!!

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While I don't know any of them personally, Leonard French, Steve Letho, and Devin Stone all seem to be reasonably stand-up people.
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Mistrial in Avenatti wire fraud case after feds botch turning over discovery evidence to his defense team.

The mistrial is without prejudice and can be brought again. The new trial is scheduled for October 12th.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/24/polit...ial/index.html
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Old 25th August 2021, 09:54 AM   #948
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Mistrial in Avenatti wire fraud case after feds botch turning over discovery evidence to his defense team.

The mistrial is without prejudice and can be brought again. The new trial is scheduled for October 12th.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/24/polit...ial/index.html
I can't wait to see what Popehat says on All the Presidents' Lawyers about it today. Though it probably won't be released until tomorrow, so I'll have to wait patiently.

That was about the best outcome Avenatti could have wanted, and it definitely works in his benefit.
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