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Trump Basher Michael Avenatti Gets 2.5 Years In PRISON


You know what they say about the dog that barks the loudest.

All these people pointing the finger at President Trump need to take the plank out of their own eye, before they point out the sawdust in the eyes of others.

Michael Avenatti has reportedly been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for attempting to extort Nike.

This is the same Michael Avenatti who has spent the better part of the last several years barking down abuse at President Trump…..

When I see what happened to Avenatti, the first thing I think about is how many other corrupt politicians and personalities who sound the “never Trump” bugle are doing it to distract from their own crimes.

Avenatti should be a poetic lesson to us all.

Here’s what people are saying:

CNN had this to say:

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced celebrity lawyer turned criminal defendant Michael Avenatti to 30 months in prison for attempting to extort millions of dollars from Nike.

Avenatti, who rose to fame as Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, was convicted in February 2020 of three counts for threatening to publicly accuse the sportswear company of illicitly paying amateur basketball players unless Nike paid him.

“Mr. Avenatti’s conduct was outrageous,” US District Judge Paul Gardephe said during sentencing. “Mr. Avenatti had become drunk on the power of his platform, or what he perceived his platform to be.”

Speaking before the court Thursday, Avenatti openly wept, choking up at several points and pausing in his remarks before continuing. Referring to the two mediums that fueled his rise to fame, he told the judge that “TV and Twitter, your honor, mean nothing.”

CNBC had even more:

Nike’s reaction to the decision was brief. “The verdict and sentence speak for themselves,” the company said.

Franklin had retained Avenatti to pursue reforms by Nike, whom Franklin had claimed was corruptly paying amateur players and their families

Avenatti then leveraged that claim in early 2019 to demand not only a settlement with Franklin, but also a more lucrative consulting agreement from Nike for him and high-powered attorney Mark Geragos in exchange for avoiding a press conference in which he would air Franklin’s claims.

Avenatti warned Nike’s lawyer that the claims could “take ten billion dollars off your client’s” stock market capitalization.

“I’m not f—ing around with this, and I’m not continuing to play games,” Avenatti told Nike’s lawyers, shortly before his arrest.


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