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CNN Analyst Named Conspirator In Avenatti Fraud Scheme, & He’s Jussie Smollett’s Lawyer

It’s a good day to be Donald Trump!

John Salvatore

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Former Stormy Daniels lawyer, Michael Avenatti, was arrested on Monday for alleged bank and wire fraud in both California and New York.

Reportedly, he attempted to extort Nike for $20 million.

Avenatti had dreams of a 2020 run for president before being canned by Daniels, among numerous other problems over the past few months.

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A man said to be a co-conspirator in the Avenatti scheme is the celebrity lawyer of hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett, former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and many others.

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Oh, he’s also a CNN contributor.

Correction…was a CNN contributor.

From The Daily Wire:

“The co-conspirator in that matter is attorney Mark Geragos, two people familiar with the matter said,” the Journal reported. “According to the complaint filed in New York, Mr. Avenatti and Mr. Geragos, the alleged co-conspirator, met with lawyers for Nike in New York on March 19 and threatened to release damaging information unless the company agreed to pay the two lawyers millions of dollars and another $1.5 million to the client Avenatti claimed to represent.”

On CNN’s website, Geragos is listed as “a legal analyst for CNN.”

CNN fired Geragos:

Here’s Geragos giving an interview on former “Empire” actor, Smollett:

Stormy Daniels is not surprised that Avenatti was arrested.

She tweeted, “Knowing what I know now about Michael Avenatti, I am saddened but not shocked by news reports that he has been criminally charged today.

If he’s not complaining about Trump, contemplating running for president in 2020, getting arrested for allegedly beating a woman, or being evicted from his office, Avenatti still finds a way to remain in the news.

This particular story is going to cost him plenty of cash…

From TMZ:

According to docs filed in Orange County, a judge ordered Avenatti to pay Lisa Storie-Avenatti $37,897 per month in child support, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018. We’ll do the math for ya … it’s $454,764. The order also requires Avenatti to pay her spousal support of $124,398 per month, retroactive to Jan. 2018. That’s roughly $1.5 million.

Now, cut to Dec. 4, when both parties filed docs stipulating Avenatti write child support checks for $40k now, and another in January.

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Additionally, he has to hand over the keys to a 2017 Ferarri 488 GT Spider he was leasing. By the way, those go for about $300k.

After his stunts with Stormy and Brett Kavanaugh, Avenatti’s practice was evicted for not being able to pay the bills.

About that potential 2020 run…

https://twitter.com/MichaelAvenatti/status/1070000911559192577?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1070000911559192577&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fbreaking-michael-avennati-makes-big-2020-announcement%2F

Stormy has turned on Michael in order to “set the record straight.

She makes it clear that Avenatti abused his power in many ways.

Here’s her full statement:

“For months I’ve asked Michael Avenatti to give me accounting information about the fund my supporters so generously donated to for my safety and legal defense. He has repeatedly ignored those requests. Days ago I demanded again, repeatedly, that he tell me how the money was being spent and how much was left. Instead of answering me, without my permission or even my knowledge Michael launched another crowdfunding campaign to raise money on my behalf. I learned about it on Twitter.

“I haven’t decided yet what to do about legal representation moving forward. Michael has been a great advocate in many ways. I’m tremendously grateful to him for aggressively representing me in my fight to regain my voice. But in other ways Michael has not treated me with the respect and deference an attorney should show to a client. He has spoken on my behalf without my approval. He filed a defamation case against Donald Trump against my wishes. He repeatedly refused to tell me how my legal defense fund was being spent. Now he has launched a new crowdfunding campaign using my face and name without my permission and attributing words to me that I never wrote or said. I’m deeply grateful to my supporters and they deserve to know their money is being spent responsibly. I don’t want to hurt Michael, but it’s time to set the record straight. The truth has always been my greatest ally.

“My goal is the same as it has always been—to stand up for myself and take back my voice after being bullied and intimidated by President Trump and his minions. One way or another I’m going to continue in that fight, and I want everyone who has stood by me to know how profoundly grateful I am for their support.”

Avenatti released his own statement after seeing Stormy’s:

“I am and have always been Stormy’s biggest champion. I have personally sacrificed an enormous amount of money, time and energy toward assisting her because I believe in her. I have always been an open book with Stormy as to all aspects of her cases and she knows that. The retention agreement Stormy signed back in February provided that she would pay me $100.00 and that any and all other monies raised via a legal fund would go toward my legal fees and costs. Instead, the vast majority of the money raised has gone toward her security expenses and similar other expenses. The most recent campaign was simply a refresh of the prior campaign, designed to help defray some of Stormy’s expenses.”

 

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