Avenatti’s Stormy Weather ? Lawyer Robs Stripper ?
Michael Avenatti can be credited for exposing the President paid hush money to Stormy Daniels to keep their affair quiet before the election. But all the while Avenatti was appearing on every TV news network, he was living a double life, spending millions & allegedly keeping money from clients like Nike and Stormy. Avenatti claims he lost millions of dollars repping Stormy saying he had to cover all the expenses for their constant travel in addition to the millions of dollars of free legal work he did.
BREAKING: Federal prosecutors announce indictment against Michael Avenatti for allegedly stealing money tied to a book advance; senior federal law enforcement official tells @NBCNews that the alleged victim is Stormy Daniels. pic.twitter.com/8Ogavb9912
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 22, 2019
U.S. Attorney announces indictment of Michael Avenatti for aggravated identity theft, engaging in a scheme to defraud a former client https://t.co/Ygv9g8dhYp
— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) May 22, 2019
A federal grand jury in Manhattan indicted Michael Avenatti on Wednesday in two alleged schemes, charging him with fraud and aggravated identity theft involving his former client, Stormy Daniels, and with attempting to extort more than $20 million from sportswear giant Nike.
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) May 22, 2019
Avenatti was indicted on charges of stealing from his former client Stormy Daniels by skimming money from her deal to write a memoir detailing her alleged sexual affair with Donald Trump. https://t.co/7KWOkIga4n
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) May 22, 2019
“[Stormy] was known as headlining the Make America Horny Again tour, and I took her to another level,” Avenatti told me last month, crediting himself for the attention her case got. Today, he was charged with stealing money owed to her for her book advance https://t.co/CxfNGOUOEE
— Emily Jane Fox (@emilyjanefox) May 22, 2019
Michael Avenatti conceded in an interview with Vanity Fair that he "flew too close to the sun" as he ascended to celebrity before crashing back to earth under the weight of federal criminal charges https://t.co/e9r98XsvLI
— POLITICO (@politico) May 22, 2019