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    Michael Avenatti arrested on federal charges of wire fraud and extortion

    Michael Avenatti arrested on federal charges of wire fraud and extortion
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    Attorney Michael Avenatti has been arrested on federal charges in two separate cases in California and New York, federal prosecutors in both states said Monday.
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    The U.S. attorney in Los Angeles announced Avenatti faces bank and wire fraud charges in the Central District of California for allegedly embezzling money from a client and defrauding a bank through fake tax returns.
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    The U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York announced separate charges that Avenatti allegedly tried to extort Nike for $20 million. Prosecutors said he threatened to release damaging information about the company if it did not meet his demands.
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    The criminal complaint says Avenatti told attorneys for Nike on a phone call he would "go take $10 billion off your client's market cap ... I'm not f---ing around."
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    In the California case, prosecutors charged Avenatti with wire fraud, saying he negotiated a $1.6 million settlement for a client but lied about when the payment was due to be made, telling the client it was coming two months later than it actually did. Prosecutors say he used the money in the intervening months to pay expenses for his coffee business and personal use.
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    Avenatti is also charged with bank fraud in California. According to the criminal complaint, Avenatti lied about his income to obtain more than $4 million in loans from a Mississippi bank in 2014. The complaint alleges Avenatti gave The Peoples Bank bogus tax returns showing more than $14 million in earnings for the three preceding years. In fact, the complaint alleges, Avenatti never filed returns for those years, and owed the IRS $850,000 from prior years.
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    An attorney for Avenatti did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Prosecutors in both offices planned press conferences Monday afternoon to detail the charges.
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    Read More: https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/mic...N8Nkdg1tFT3YZQ
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    Michael Avenatti, porn star Stormy Daniels' former lawyer who briefly considered a bid for president, is set to be charged Monday for allegedly trying to extort Nike for $15-$25 million, officials at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.
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    Federal law enforcement officials in the Central District of California provide details on the arrest of lawyer Michael Avenatti, who faces additional charges of wire fraud and bank fraud in Los Angeles.
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    Flashback: Michael Avenatti Made 108 Appearances on CNN, MSNBC in Two-Month Period
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    Disgraced television lawyer Michael Avenatti ― who was arrested Monday for a series of alleged financial crimes ― made dozens of appearances on CNN and MSNBC in a 64-day period last year, turning the anti-Trump personality into a “resistance” folk hero, according to a report.
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    U.S. prosecutors have charged Avenatti with extortion and bank and wire fraud. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York. Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy said the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump faces federal charges in New York and California. In New York, he was accused of threatening to use his ability to get publicity to harm Nike. Prosecutors say he demanded that the apparel company give him $20 million.
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    According to the Washington Free Beacon, Avenatti appeared on CNN and MSNBC between March 7th and May 10th, 2018, at least 65 times and 43 times, respectively, for a total of at least 108 appearances. Further, by analyzing the length of each appearance using the media monitoring platform TVEyes.com, Free Beacon estimated Avenatti earned around $175 million in free media from the news networks.
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    A breakdown by the Free Beacon of Avennatti’s media appearances are as follows:
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    The total came out to $174,631,598.07 from at least 65 CNN appearances and 43 MSNBC appearances. Avenatti’s favorite shows include CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” (at least 20 interviews), MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” (14), CNN’s “New Day” (12), CNN’s “Tonight with Don Lemon” (eight), and MSNBC’s “Deadline White House” (seven).
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    His cable hits have not nearly been the extent of his media blitz. Avenatti has also been featured on CBS comedy show “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Showtime’s “The Circus,” NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” ABC’s “The View,” HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and network morning shows “Today,” “CBS This Morning,” and “Good Morning America.”
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    Monday’s development follows reports that Avenatti’s law firm filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month after his ex-partner alleged the television lawyer attempted to hide millions derived from legal fees.
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    The embattled lawyer was arrested in November on suspicion of domestic violence, but prosecutors have declined to bring felony charges against the attorney. They are investigating whether he should face a misdemeanor charge for allegations he roughed up a girlfriend. He has denied wrongdoing.
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    Read More: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/...oZhItvvUXezMLU
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    Will be interesting to see if CNN have him on anymore and if they will talk about these extortion, bank and wire fraud charges.
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