Disgraced “porn star lawyer” Michael Avenatti, a man whose every previous allegation against President Donald Trump has inevitably blown up in his face, has again lodged spurious allegations against the president. Apparently, he’s an extraordinarily slow learner.
The latest dubious allegations concern charges he himself faces in California for sleazily keeping a client’s $1.6 million settlement check for himself and using it to pay his own personal expenses.
— Chad Dahc (@NiceChadDahc) March 25, 2019
“We did nothing wrong and were entitled to every dollar received. And of course, [Barela] is represented by a person close to Trump,” he said, the insinuation being that his client’s alleged ties to the president invalidate his allegations that the “porn star lawyer” ripped him off.
Fox notes that after Avenatti received Barela’s settlement money on Jan. 5, 2018, he repeatedly lied to his client to avoid paying him a single dollar, let alone the full $1.6 million.
“Federal prosecutors in California charged that Barela’s settlement ‘called for $1.6 million in settlement money to be paid on January 10, 2018,’ but that instead, Avenatti gave Barela a ‘bogus settlement agreement‘ with a false payment date of March 10, 2018,” the outlet reported.
“According to prosecutors’ affidavit, Avenatti misappropriated his client’s settlement money, in violation not only of federal law but also state ethics requirements, and used it to pay expenses for his coffee business and other ventures.”
He used it to pay for some expenses. Last May CEO David Morris of the wholesale coffee roaster Dillanos Coffee accused Avenatti of never paying him the $160,179 owned for the coffee he’d supplied.
@realDonaldTrump @TuckerCarlson So @StormyDaniels hot shot lawyer @MichaelAvenatti , owes my small company @Dillanos $160,179 for coffee. He talks a big talk about integrity. We trusted him. Retweet if you think he should pay up! #Tullyscoffee
— David J. Morris (@coffeemaverick) May 8, 2018
When the fake March 10 deadline in Barela’s case arrived, the “porn star lawyer” continued to trot out excuses. When Barela visited Avenatti’s since-vacated Newport Beach office to seek out answers, the lawyer’s employees, John Arden and Ahmed Ibrahim, tried to shut him up.
“Mr. Barela saw Mr. Arden’s reflection in the glass wall of the conference room and observed Mr. Arden gesturing towards Mr. Ibrahim to stop discussing Mr. Barela’s settlement payment … after which ‘both Mr. Ibrahim and Mr. Arden … actively deceived Mr. Barela by not disclosing that the settlement payment had been received,'” Fox reported, citing court documents.
In emails sent by Barela following the fake headline, he begged Avenatti for the settlement money and warned that he might “need a little help” financially if he wasn’t paid soon.
In response, Avenatti “loaned” him money.
#NEW on @OANN: A former client of Michael Avenatti, Gregory Barela, alleges the lawyer secretly pocketed his money after helping him secure a settlement, and then tried to lend him back some of the funds with 10% interest. #OANN
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) January 23, 2019
“After several advances of funds from Avenatti, on Oct. 10, 2018, Barela wrote, ‘I was hoping to have an update’ on the settlement funds and ‘get our money.’ He tells Avenatti, ‘I need 8K by Tuesday or I’m in deep sh**,’ and on Oct. 22, he emailed a dire assessment,” Fox reported.
Barela went public about this behavior back in January.
Two months later Avenatti now faces a total of 60 years in prison for both ripping off Barela and also reportedly using fraudulent tax returns to obtain a bank loan. He also faces an additional 47 years in prison for allegedly trying to extort Nike for $20 million.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 25, 2019
Altogether, the cocky, braggadocios lawyer faces 107 years in prison, whereas the man he has spent years trying to destroy — President Donald Trump — faces zip zero years behind bars.
The irony is striking. It’s also very deserving of memes.
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) March 25, 2019
— Leigh (@ThrowbackLeigh) March 25, 2019
Michael Avenatti, of Stormy Daniels fame, was last seen screaming, “Nooooo! Trump is the one who’s supposed to go to jail, not me!” in an apparent breakdown.
Karma can be such a bi*ch…#MAGA #tcot #FoxNews #MondayMotivation #Avenatti #LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder pic.twitter.com/NtPGFJnch3
— Michael Nöthem (@mikandynothem) March 25, 2019
— YsassinInvesting (@MaketheTrades) March 25, 2019
#MichaelAvenatti slogan for his 2020 presidential run: “Avenatti 2020 Restore Integrity to Whitehouse” (maybe he can restore integrity to his jail cell) #MAGA #BuildtheWall #Dems #USA #GOP #PJNET #Potus45 #FoxNews #tcot #tlot #republican #teaparty #ccot #WalkAway #Blexit #ocra pic.twitter.com/93MKM1delK
— G Rich (@gdawgnola) March 26, 2019
Saw that & couldn’t resist making this! ?? pic.twitter.com/6aSt66OGa5
— DEE-plorable (@DeePatriot1) March 26, 2019
— T??R??U??M??P (@CNN_SUX) March 25, 2019
— Nicolas Tomboulides (@Tomboulides) March 25, 2019
#MAGA – Michael Avenatti Getting Arrested!!!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 25, 2019
The good news for the “creepy porn lawyer” is that his dreams have finally come true.
Recall what he said last year on “The View” when co-host Behar asked him about his sexual fantasies: “[A]ll of my sexual fantasies involve handcuffs.”
It looks like dreams do come true after all. Basta!
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