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I would not be able to bear the ignominy, shame or even the boredom of more than a decade in prison. (Of course, I am a normal person and I don't break the laws; except the speed limit laws like everyone else.)

If I were Avenatti, having been denied the escape route to Italy, I would probably want to end my life. But Avenatti has something going for him in his sick and twisted mind: he thinks he's a political prisoner, and that the Feds are after him since it's Trump who wants him imprisoned. So I guess that will keep him going.

Because of his personality disorder and the magical way of his thinking, I doubt he will ever fess up to stealing all of that money from all of his clients -- always because Avenatti was so special that he deserved 100% of the recoveries he obtained for his clients. Like a sociopath, the people Avenatti was supposed to represent were merely things to get him what he wanted or thought he needed.

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So, as all is mostly said and will be done, does Stormy owe him a single dime?
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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Avenatti near as I can tell truly lives in a fantasy world where he is a winner, the ultimate winner, a sex god, and is an unbeatable attorney. There is no place in his universe for him to be or remain in jail. I 'm curious about what the lies are he is telling himself right now about the NY convictions, and the convictions to come. I 'm sure the political prisoner valiant crusading hero memes are upper most in his mind. I can't help wondering just how far and completely he'll crack when it all finally comes crashing down.

Let's see, narcist narcissist, extremely charming, no morals/ethics, no compassion, no empathy, no sense of proportion or reality, now just what does that add up to???????


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Notorial Dissent wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:12 am
Avenatti near as I can tell truly lives in a fantasy world where he is a winner, the ultimate winner, a sex god, and is an unbeatable attorney. There is no place in his universe for him to be or remain in jail. I 'm curious about what the lies are he is telling himself right now about the NY convictions, and the convictions to come. I 'm sure the political prisoner valiant crusading hero memes are upper most in his mind. I can't help wondering just how far and completely he'll crack when it all finally comes crashing down.

Let's see, narcist, extremely charming, no morals/ethics, no compassion, no empathy, no sense of proportion or reality, now just what does that add up to???????
Uh, I don't know. I'm trumped stumped.

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:point: :rotflmao:
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Stormy Daniels says jury found Michael Avenatti’s ‘true character’
By Gabrielle Fonrouge February 14, 2020 | 7:10pm

Porn star Stormy Daniels said Friday’s guilty verdict involving her former lawyer, Michael Avenatti, shows that the Manhattan jury “found his true character.” “Sadly, it appears what Michael Avenatti did to me was just the tip of an iceberg of deceit,” wrote Daniels, a former client of Avenatti who claims he stole $300,000 from her and forged her signature, on Instagram.

“I am not surprised his dishonesty has been revealed on a grand scale,” she said, after Avenatti was found guilty on all counts for trying to extort up to $25 million from sports-apparel giant Nike. “His arrogant, fraudulent and overly aggressive behavior became so pervasive that the jury found his true character,” she added of the lawyer, whose case was tried in Manhattan federal court.
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The pair fell out when Avenatti allegedly forged her signature and stole money she earned from writing her memoir, “Full Disclosure.” He is now facing criminal charges related to that case, with a trial date set for April 21.

While Daniels wrote Avenatti’s Nike conviction Friday was “just,” she added that she couldn’t help but feel regretful she’d trusted him. “I do feel sad for his children and foolish for believing his lies for so long,” Daniels wrote.
https://nypost.com/2020/02/14/stormy-da ... character/
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Stormy is a bit late to the orgy party.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:31 am
Stormy is a bit late to the orgy party.
Not so late. From October 2019:
In a statement provided through her lawyer, Daniels said, "Oh look! We have more nonsense from Michael Avenatti, a desperate and sad little man. His claim that I owe him fees is as fraudulent as his conduct outlined by the federal indictments against him in three federal courts. ... Avenatti did very little as a lawyer lawyer and mostly engaged in medial self promotion and aggrandizement."
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald ... t-n1062166

I believe there are earlier instances, too.

Edit: From May 2019:
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.

Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses. Only half of that money was paid back, prosecutors said.

Daniels isn’t named in the court filing, but the details of the case, including the date her book was released, make it clear that she is the client involved.
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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:31 am
Stormy is a bit late to the orgy party.
Sternie! I hope you are not dissing Daniels in your remark! She is smart, a good business person AND the woman can write!
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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:41 pm
I hope you are not dissing Daniels....
You rang?


https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2 ... t-charges/

Avenatti's Attorney Eyes Stormy Daniels' Credibility as Defense to Theft Charges
A new attorney for Michael Avenatti, the disgraced California attorney convicted earlier this month of extorting Nike Inc., said he plans to make Stormy Daniels’ credibility a central issue in an upcoming trial on charges that he stole from the adult film star and one-time client.

Thomas Warren, a partner with Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht, said Avenatti’s defense team would challenge inconsistent statements that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had made about her relationship with Avenatti, as well as money that she supposedly owed him for legal work he did on her behalf.

“I wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to cross-examine Stormy Daniels in a million years,” Warren told reporters after a hearing Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan federal court.

“It isn’t a documents case, really. It’s a case about the credibility of Stormy Daniels,” he said.
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Client-shaming. The last bastion of the dishonest, shitty lawyer.

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Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:28 am
Client-shaming. The last bastion of the dishonest, shitty lawyer.
Naw. You're so old-fashioned. He's got a brilliant media strategy ready to roll.
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In the Barela settlement, payments were supposed to be made according to a schedule. They were. But Avenatti forged a page of the settlement agreement which shifted the dates so that he could have a two month head start on stealing the settlement money from his client. (He probably rationalized this as “borrowing” the money because he would replace it with other money he would steal from future settlements with other clients.)

Avenatti’s misconduct in Barela formed the basis for the Bar’s urgent attempts to involuntarily enroll Avenatti in inactive status as a danger to the public. When confronted with the phony page at the State Bar hearing, Avenatti simply denied the phony page existed. Of course, the wrong dates on the page lined up exactly with Avenatti's email representations to his client as to when payments were due. (Avenatti claimed in the emails the first payment was delinquent when, in fact, it was timely made.) But Avenatti's theory was, apparently, that the client created the phony page. It was the client's fault.

I attach the real and phony pages. Avenatti was a poor forger. The margins and font size are different on the forged page from the rest of the settlement agreement Avenatti provided to his client.
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Convicted felon and shitty attorney Michael Avenatti has given up in California. Even he is not stupid enough to continue to pay lawyers for an utterly lost cause.

On Thursday his lawyers agreed either to stipulate to him being placed in inactive status or, if the State Bar didn't want to stipulate to it, to place himself in inactive status.

I suspect the State Bar will not accept either. At this point the State Bar prosecutors want a disbarment.

I attach the white flag.
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I presume that anything other than disbarment (or conviction of a felony) wouldn't prevent him from getting licensed in another state.
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Applying to the bar is a wee bit more than filling out a form.

Aside from the physical problem of getting out of jail to sit for a bar exam in another state at this point in time, the disclosures in his application would be fairly interesting. I don't know what it is like these days, but the amount of disclosure required for the bar application at the time I applied was staggering.

To say that you previously held a license, but surrendered it because having your bail revoked on dozens of federal criminal counts made it difficult to show up for your disbarment proceeding, is probably going to outweigh the Orange County Litigator of the Year award or whatever nonsense he was touting in his SDNY pro hac application.
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Don't I remember the bit about Federal felony convictions being a bar for membership, and particularly for the type of conviction.
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California Business and Professions Code
Section 6102

(a) Upon the receipt of the certified copy of the record of conviction, if it appears therefrom that the crime of which the attorney was convicted involved, or that there is probable cause to believe that it involved, moral turpitude or is a felony under the laws of California, the United States, or any state or territory thereof, the Supreme Court shall suspend the attorney until the time for appeal has elapsed, if no appeal has been taken, or until the judgment of conviction has been affirmed on appeal, or has otherwise become final, and until the further order of the court. Upon its own motion or upon good cause shown, the court may decline to impose, or may set aside, the suspension when it appears to be in the interest of justice to do so, with due regard being given to maintaining the integrity of, and confidence in, the profession.

(b) For the purposes of this section, a crime is a felony under the law of California if it is declared to be so specifically or by subdivision (a) of Section 17 of the Penal Code, unless it is charged as a misdemeanor pursuant to paragraph (4) or (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 17 of the Penal Code, irrespective of whether in a particular case the crime may be considered a misdemeanor as a result of postconviction proceedings, including proceedings resulting in punishment or probation set forth in paragraph (1) or (3) of subdivision (b) of Section 17 of the Penal Code.

(c) After the judgment of conviction of an offense specified in subdivision (a) has become final or, irrespective of any subsequent order under Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code or similar statutory provision, an order granting probation has been made suspending the imposition of sentence, the Supreme Court shall summarily disbar the attorney if the offense is a felony under the laws of California, the United States, or any state or territory thereof, and either: (1) an element of the offense is the specific intent to deceive, defraud, steal, or make or suborn a false statement, or involved moral turpitude, or (2) the facts and circumstances of the offense involved moral turpitude.

(d) For purposes of this section, a conviction under the laws of another state or territory of the United States shall be deemed a felony if:

(1) The judgment or conviction was entered as a felony irrespective of any subsequent order suspending sentence or granting probation and irrespective of whether the crime may be considered a misdemeanor as a result of postconviction proceedings.

(2) The elements of the offense for which the licensee was convicted would constitute a felony under the laws of the State of California at the time the offense was committed.

(e) Except as provided in subdivision (c), if after adequate notice and opportunity to be heard (which hearing shall not be had until the judgment of conviction has become final or, irrespective of any subsequent order under Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code, an order granting probation has been made suspending the imposition of sentence), the court finds that the crime of which the attorney was convicted, or the circumstances of its commission, involved moral turpitude, it shall enter an order disbarring the attorney or suspending him or her from practice for a limited time, according to the gravity of the crime and the circumstances of the case; otherwise it shall dismiss the proceedings. In determining the extent of the discipline to be imposed in a proceeding pursuant to this article, any prior discipline imposed upon the attorney may be considered.

(f) The court may refer the proceedings or any part thereof or issue therein, including the nature or extent of discipline, to the State Bar for hearing, report, and recommendation.

(g) The record of the proceedings resulting in the conviction, including a transcript of the testimony therein, may be received in evidence.

(h) The Supreme Court shall prescribe rules for the practice and procedure in proceedings conducted pursuant to this section and Section 6101.

(i) The other provisions of this article providing a procedure for the disbarment or suspension of an attorney do not apply to proceedings pursuant to this section and Section 6101, unless expressly made applicable.
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Isn't moral turpitude a delicious phrase? It brings to my mind images of moustache-twirling bounders and swooning ruined damsels (optionally tied to tree or rails). Cackling laughter if a soundtrack is available.

And … :think: … would immoral turpitude be more reprehensible than moral turpitude?

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If you're going to press the Moral Terpitude, I'm pretty sure that 1981-1986 are gonna be a problem for me. :bag:
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Did u mean Derpitude? :-D

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Wait, I thought moral turpentine was for naughty paintbrushes. :confused:
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Sam the Centipede wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Isn't moral turpitude a delicious phrase? It brings to my mind images of moustache-twirling bounders and swooning ruined damsels (optionally tied to tree or rails). Cackling laughter if a soundtrack is available.

And … :think: … would immoral turpitude be more reprehensible than moral turpitude?
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FOX: Michael Avenatti held in ‘rat-infested’ cell that 'reeks of urine': report:
Federal detention centers are definitely a lot less pleasant than cable news' greenrooms.

Former liberal media darling and frequent CNN guest Michael Avenatti was recently held in a "rat-infested" jail cell for a 10-day stretch and “and was able to shower only twice in about two weeks,” according to The Washington Post.

Citing a letter Avenatti’s attorney sent to a judge, the Post reported that the former lawyer to porn star Stormy Daniels had a rough time during a lockdown at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan, where he's being held since last month after being found guilty of trying to extort Nike.

A New York jury found Avenatti, 48, guilty on three counts, including extortion, wire fraud and transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort. He faces up to 42 years in prison will be sentenced later this year. According to the Post, Avenatti’s attorney said inmates lacked soap and or hot water to wash their hands and faced "deplorable" conditions.

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“Avenatti’s cell was ‘infested with rats,’ and the facility ‘reeks of urine,’ the Post reported.
If only Avenatti was being housed in Tennessee; then Rondeau could write endlessly about it.
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