Who is Michael Avenatti?
Michael Avenatti or Michael John Avenatti born on February 16, 1971, is an American attorney, best known for his representation of pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump, and for his attempted extortion of sports apparel company Nike which led to his conviction of several felonies. His firm has represented various celebrity defendants and has filed suits against Fortune 500 companies. He has appeared extensively on broadcast television and in print as a legal and political commentator, and as a representative for prominent clients.
Michael Avenatti sentenced to 2.5 years in prison
Michael Avenatti, the California lawyer who once represented Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was sentenced Thursday to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening the company with bad publicity.
Avenatti, 50, was convicted last year of charges including attempted extortion and honest services fraud in connection with his representation of a Los Angeles youth basketball league organizer who was upset that Nike had ended its league sponsorship.
U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe called Avenatti’s conduct “outrageous,” saying he “hijacked his client’s claims, and he used those claims to further his own agenda, which was to extort millions of dollars from Nike for himself.”
Michael Avenatti Crying In Court
Before the judge spoke, Avenatti delivered emotional remarks, sometimes through tears.
“Your honor, I’ve learned that all the fame, notoriety and money in the world is meaningless,” he said. “TV and Twitter, your honor, mean nothing.”
He ended his statement by saying what he expects of his three children, including two teenage daughters who wrote letters to the judge.
“Every father wants their children to be proud of them,” Avenatti said. “I want mine to be ashamed. Because if they are ashamed, it means their moral compass is exactly where it should be.”
As he left the courthouse in the rain with his attorney, he stopped briefly before a set of microphones while his lawyer, Danya Perry, told reporters, “A new Michael Avenatti is deeply humbled as a result of this experience.”
“Every father wants their children to be proud of them. I want mine to be ashamed. Because if they are ashamed, it means their moral compass is exactly where it should be.”Michael Avenatti, to U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe, before his sentencing
Michael Avenatti Biography, Wiki
Michael Avenatti was born on February 16, 1971, in Sacramento, California, and spent his early childhood in Colorado and Utah. His father was a manager for Anheuser-Busch. He moved with his family to Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, in 1982.
Michael Avenatti was married for 13 years to Christine Carlin Avenatti, with whom he has two teenage daughters. He married Lisa Storie in 2011. They have one son. Lisa Storie-Avenatti filed for divorce in December 2017. In December 2018, according to court documents, the couple settled their divorce, with Avenatti agreeing to pay Lisa $1,947,540 in child and spousal support, and to transfer ownership of several assets to her, including five luxury wristwatches, a Frank Gehry sculpture, other artwork, and a leased 2017 Ferrari 488 GT Spider, while his law firm would transfer to Lisa its interest in a 2015 Honda private jet.
The jet was later confiscated by federal agents at Santa Barbara Airport on April 10, 2019, during an asset seizure based on the tax, wire, and bankruptcy fraud indictment filed in the U.S. Central District Court of California.
|Born||Michael John Avenatti|
February 16, 1971 (age 50)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
|Education||University of Pennsylvania (BA)|
George Washington University (JD)
|Spouse(s)||Christine Carlin (divorced)Lisa Storie(m. 2011; div. 2017)|
|Conviction(s)||extortion, transmission of interstate communications with intent to extort, and wire fraud|
|Criminal charge||Threatening to accuse Nike of corruption unless the apparel company agreed to pay him eight figures.|
Michael Avenatti Educational Qualification
Michael Avenatti has attended Parkway Central High School. After graduating in 1989, Avenatti attended Saint Louis University for one year before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1996. While in college, he worked as an opposition researcher for Rahm Emanuel’s political consulting firm.
After college, Avenatti attended the George Washington University Law School. His application was initially wait-listed, and he was eventually admitted to its evening school program. While a law student, Avenatti worked with Professor Jonathan Turley on constitutional issues relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Avenatti graduated in 2000 ranked first in his class with a Juris Doctor with high honors and Order of the Coif membership.
In 2003, the George Washington Law School established the Michael J. Avenatti Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy, after Avenatti made five figure donations to the school. The annual award is given to the member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who demonstrates excellence in pre-trial and trial advocacy. Avenatti was awarded GW’s Alumni Recognition Award, in 2010.
Michael Avenatti’s January 2020 Arrest
Michael Avenatti was arrested on January 14, 2020, during a recess in court for his disbarment proceedings, for violating the terms of a previous release, and was expected to appear in federal court in Santa Ana, California on January 15.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Avenatti was scheduled to face trial in New York on charges of attempting to extort millions from Nike when a federal judge in California ordered him jailed until his trial in California. Prosecutors in California accused Avenatti of violating the conditions of his release by committing a series of financial crimes while free on bond: structuring currency transactions to avoid reporting requirements and concealing his personal assets from his creditors. U.S. Marshals were prepared to take Avenatti to Manhattan as early as January 17, 2020 for his trial on the New York charges.
Avenatti’s trial on the California charges was scheduled for the following May. He also faced additional New York charges of wire fraud, identity theft, and embezzling almost $300,000 from Stormy Daniels, his former client.
Michael Avenatti’s Racing Career
Since 2010, Avenatti has driven in approximately 33 sportscar races, including various American Le Mans Series, FIA World Endurance Championship, Porsche Supercup and United SportsCar Championship races in the United States and in Europe. These races have included the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, 2012 Petit Le Mans, and the Long Beach Grand Prix.
Avenatti had been planning to race the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, but replaced himself with Patrick Long a few weeks before the event because scheduling conflicts had arisen with his other business interests. At the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, Avenatti teamed up with Saudi Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Saud and Polish driver Jakub “Kuba” Giermaziak in the No. 66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia. The team placed seventh in its class.
Michael Avenatti FAQ’s
Who is Michael Avenatti?
Michael John Avenatti born on February 16, 1971, is an American attorney, best known for his representation of pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump, and for his attempted extortion of sports apparel company Nike which led to his conviction of several felonies.
What is Michael Avenatti Wife’s Name?
Michael Avenatti’s Wife’s names are Christine Carlin(divorced) Lisa Storie(m. 2011; div. 2017)
How many Children does Michael Avenatti Have?
Michael Avenatti is the father of 3 children.
What is Michael Avenatti’s Net worth?
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What is Michael Avenatti’s Age?
Michael Avenatti is 50 years old as of in 2021.