The real news about Michael Avenatti is not that he “forged Stormy Daniels’ signature to steal $300K from this woman,” perpetrating “identity theft and fraud” upon his trusting client—but that, for a while, Avenati was the anointed and celebrated Trump slayer for the Democrat Party. Their moral avatar.
“Michael Avenatti abused and violated the core duty of an attorney—the duty to his client,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. “As alleged, he used his position of trust to steal an advance on the client’s book deal. As alleged, he blatantly lied to and stole from his client to maintain his extravagant lifestyle, including to pay for, among other things, a monthly car payment on a Ferrari. Far from zealously representing his client, Avenatti, as alleged, instead engaged in outright deception and theft, victimizing rather than advocating for his client.”
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