Hateful Anti-Trump Lawyer SENTENCED

Michael Avenatti has been handed a sentence of 14 years in prison in addition to being ordered to pay out nearly $11 million to four of his clients whom he has stolen from.

The once high-profile civil attorney who gained fame after criticizing former President Trump was sentenced on December 5.

Avenatti had stolen over $10 million in settlement funds that were meant to be go to his former clients.

Apparently the disgraced attorney was also becoming popular in the Democrat Party and gathered quite a lot of media attention from far-Left cable news networks.

During a hearing at the Santa Ana federal courthouse, U.S. District Judge James V. Selna told Avenatti that he had “done great evil for which he must answer.”

One of the clients who suffered from Avenatti’s crime includes Geoffrey Ernest Johnson, a man who is mentally disabled and paraplegic.

“To this day, I do not know why Michael lied and deceived me, why he broke my trust, why he broke my heart,” Johnson wrote in a statement. “I trusted him implicitly, I believed the things he told me, but it was all part of his plan to defraud me of my settlement.”

“To this day, I have a hard time trusting people because of what Michael did, and I live in constant fear of being taken advantage of again, particularly given my physical disability,” Johnson added.

The recent sentencing comes soon after another combined five-year sentence Avenatti received in a New York federal court for stealing from adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

The DailyWire offered additional details:

  • Alexis Gardner obtained a $3 million settlement in a matter, which included a payment of $2.75 million in early 2017. Avenatti never provided a copy of the settlement agreement to Gardner or told her the true terms of the settlement. Upon receipt of the settlement money, Avenatti took the bulk of this money – $2.5 million – and used it to purchase his portion of a jet, while falsely telling Gardner that the settlement called for monthly payments over eight years. Avenatti gave Gardner a small “advance” for rent and made approximately 12 monthly payments, totally approximately $227,500, making them appear to come from the individual who paid the settlement, but then Avenatti stopped paying Gardner.
  • Gregory Barela was to receive a $1.9 million settlement in an intellectual property dispute. Avenatti embezzled the first installment of $1.6 million in January 2018, in part by providing Barela with a bogus settlement agreement indicating that the payment was going to be made two months later. Avenatti used the money to pay expenses at his coffee business and to pay his own legal expenses.
  • Michelle Phan and Long Tran hired Avenatti to negotiate a “Common Stock Repurchase Agreement” for the sale of nearly $27.5 million worth of Phan’s shares of ipsy, a company founded by Phan, and then another sale of approximately $8.15 million worth of Phan’s shares. When the first payment was made, Avenatti took his fees for the overall $35 million sale and sent the balance to Phan. But when the second stock sale was finalized and the company sent nearly $8.15 million, all of which belonged to Phan, Avenatti kept $4 million for himself and used this money to pay some of his law firm’s bankruptcy creditors, including the IRS; to provide funding for his various businesses; and to make lulling payments to Johnson, Gardner and Barela. When Phan and Tran demanded Phan’s money, Avenatti falsely told them that the stolen $4 million already had been wired to them and provided them with a wire transfer confirmation document which actually documented the transfer of an earlier $4 million payment.
  • Avenatti failed to file individual tax returns or pay any personal income taxes for 2011 through 2017, even though he had a substantial income and lived lavishly.
  • He also failed to file partnership returns or pay taxes – including payroll taxes – for his now-defunct Newport Beach-based law firm Eagan Avenatti LLP, of which he was the managing partner, for 2013 through 2017, even though the law firm received many millions of dollars during those years.
  • Furthermore, Avenatti failed to file corporate tax returns or pay taxes for Avenatti & Associates, of which he was president, for 2011 through 2017, even though this entity also received substantial funds.

The video report can be seen here:

 

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