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Grassley Seeks Update After Referring Avenatti, Swetnick To Justice Department For Kavanaugh Claims

GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa asked the Department of Justice and the FBI Tuesday for an update on the criminal referrals he submitted against witnesses who made potentially false accusations of sexual misconduct against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department to pursue criminal investigations of four individuals following Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation to the Supreme ...

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Paraplegic Man Sues Michael Avenatti For Allegedly Siphoning Off $4 Million Settlement

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A paraplegic former client of Michael Avenatti is suing Avenatti for allegedly siphoning off the “vast majority” of a $4 million settlement awarded to the client. The lawsuit is the latest blow to Avenatti, who rose to fame as the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels and was once considered a possible Democratic presidential candidate. The former client, Geoffrey Johnson, ...

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Report: Avenatti To Be Indicted On Charges Related To Stormy Daniels

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Disgraced celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti will be indicted on federal charges related to his former client, Stormy Daniels, ABC News is reporting. According to the network, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan is expected to issue the indictment. The same prosecutors are handling another extortion case involving Avenatti, who was once a prominent guest on CNN and MSNBC. Avenatti was ...

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Michael Avenatti Faces Up To 333 Years In Prison After Indictment

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Attorney Michael Avenatti faces up to 333 years in prison following a federal grand jury indictment that charged him with stealing millions of dollars both from his clients and from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), prosecutors said. Avenatti allegedly built a “financial house of cards” using his stolen millions to fund his lavish lifestyle, U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna said at ...

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Avenatti Allegedly Scammed Paraplegic Client Out Of $4 Million Settlement

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Michael Avenatti was indicted Thursday on 36 charges of tax fraud, bribery, and embezzlement, including in a case in which the embattled celebrity lawyer allegedly hid $4 million of settlement money from a mentally ill, paraplegic client. According to The Los Angeles Times, Avenatti’s alleged scam caused his client, Geoffrey Ernest Johnson, to miss two months worth of Social Security ...

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‘People Make Threats All The Time’

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti brushed aside his indictment for extortion during a “CBS This Morning” interview that aired Wednesday by saying “people make threats all the time.” “There’s legal experts that say that I was well within the line as an aggressive attorney. There’s many that say that, and the fact of the matter is this was not extortion. People ...

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Report: CNN Legal Analyst Mark Geragos is Avenatti Co-Conspirator

Mark Geragos, the celebrity attorney and CNN analyst, is the co-conspirator cited in a federal indictment handed down Monday against Michael Avenatti, according to The Wall Street Journal. Avenatti was indicted and arrested in New York on Monday on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and attempting to extort $20 million from Nike Inc. According to the indictment, Avenatti threatened ...

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Avenatti Indicted By Federal Prosecutors on Multiple Felony Counts

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Federal prosecutors indicted attorney and celebrity Trump foe Michael Avenatti early Monday afternoon. Federal authorities say that Avenatti has been charged with bank fraud and wire fraud by attempting “to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the ...

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Michael Avenatti Says His 2020 Chances Have Gone Up Since His Arrest

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Attorney Michael Avenatti believes he is well positioned for a 2020 presidential bid, despite a dramatic shift in personal and professional fortunes. In the last six weeks, Avenatti has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, broken with his star client Stephanie Clifford in a dispute over fundraising and strategy, and been referred to the Department of Justice for criminal ...

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Michael Avenatti Arrested For Domestic Violence

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  by Joe Simonson Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested Wednesday for felony domestic violence after his wife filed a complaint, according to a report from TMZ. Avenatti, who is currently considering a bid for president in 2020 on the Democratic Party ticket, allegedly assaulted his wife on Tuesday but TMZ says there was also a separate incident between the two on ...

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Chairman Grassley refers Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick for criminal investigation

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R) submitted a criminal referral to the FBI requesting a Federal criminal investigation into attorney Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick for their parts in false allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing. (RELATED: Full text of the criminal referral) “It has become apparent that the statements Mr. Avenatti and Ms. Swetnick submitted ...

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Criminal referral of Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick [full text]

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R) submitted a criminal referral to the FBI requesting a Federal criminal investigation into attorney Michael Avenatti and his client Julie Swetnick for their parts in false allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing. Full Text of the Criminal Referral

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Kavanaugh Rebutts Avenatti’s Yearbook Cryptology

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sat for an interview with Senate investigators Tuesday, where he denied lawyer Michael Avenatti’s insinuations that his high school yearbook entry is replete with inside jokes pertaining to sexual depravity.

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Avenatti’s Kavanaugh ‘witness’ proves to be a nothing-burger

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Michael Avenatti, the infamous Stormy Daniels attorney, has blown it again, this time by providing to Congress a witness on sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh that never actually saw any such thing. Former Investor’s Business Daily Washington, D.C. bureau chief Paul Sperry sited Congressional sources that say that Julie Swetnick, Avenatti’s supposed witness, never saw Brett Kavanaugh do ...

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