JARRETT ON HANNITY: Feds Believe Michael Avenatti the ‘Bernie Madoff of Lawyers’

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.12.19

Fox News’ Gregg Jarrett stopped by ‘Hannity’ Thursday night to weigh-in on recent charges against celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti; saying the attorney better “throw away the Armani suits and get used to a jumpsuit” if federal allegations are proven true.

“He deserves the presumption of innocence and due process,” said Hannity.

“Absolutely he does. I’ve read through the 61-page indictment, if the Feds can prove just a fraction of this then Avenatti better throw away the Armani suits and get used to a jumpsuit. The Feds say he was essentially the Bernie Madoff of lawyers… The pyramid eventually just came crashing down around him,” added Jarrett.

Watch Jarrett on ‘Hannity’ above.

BREAKING NOW: Michael Avenatti Arrested for Alleged $20M Extortion Scheme Against Nike

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.25.19

Celebrity Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday for an alleged $20 million extortion plot against clothing manufacturer Nike and is charged with committing bank and wire fraud charges surrounding the attempted scheme.

“Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested on charges related to an alleged $20 million extortion of the athletic apparel company Nike, federal authorities in New York City said Monday,” reports CNBC.

“Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case out of Los Angeles, where he is accused of embezzling a client’s money ‘in order to pay his own expense and debts,’ and of ‘defrauding a bank in Mississippi,’ prosecutors said,” adds the article.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Read the full story at Fox News.

UPDATE: Michael Avenatti Officially Charged with 36 Crimes, Could Face 335 Year Prison Sentence

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.11.19

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was officially charged Thursday with 36-counts of tax violations, back fraud, and embezzlement after he allegedly funneled “millions of dollars” from his clients.

“Avenatti, 48, was indicted late Wednesday by a Southern California grand jury on a raft of additional charges following his arrest last month in New York on two related counts and for allegedly trying to shake down Nike for up to $25 million,” reports the Associated Press.

“If convicted of the 36 crimes alleged in the indictment, Mr. Avenatti would face a statutory maximum sentence of 333 years in federal prison plus a mandatory two-year consecutive term for an identity theft count,” said one official.

“I look forward to the entire truth being known as opposed to a one-sided version meant to sideline me,” Avenatti wrote following his indictment.

The California charges do not include the New York investigation for allegedly attempting to extort sneaker manufacturer Nike out of $25 million.

Read the full report here.

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