Michael Avenatti, the failed lawyer who was once so high he claimed he would run against President Donald J. Trump, was sentenced on Thursday to 30 months in prison, and faces two more criminal trials, one with 36 criminal charges, and won’t get a fine because the judge determined he could not pay for a fine.
The Judge, on Thursday in the case about extortion, said Avenatti hijacked his client’s claim and furthered his own agenda to extort money from Nike.
“He never tried to rebuild the relationship between his client and Nike or to fix what he thought was corrupt. Franklin, the client, was a vehicle to get rich. He betrayed his client. He had become drunk on the power of this platform or what he thought the power of his platform could become, as if the rules and laws did not pertain to him,” the Judge said.
“I have weighed all the factors I will review in detail all of nature and circumstances,” the Judge said.
WHAT IS THE MEDIA’S ROLE IN THIS MESS?
As the judge read the transcript of the FBI’s recorded calls of Avenatti from the evidence of the case where Avenatti said he was “negotiating” with Nike officials, it was clear that Avenatti’s power over the media was a key factor in his demands, making him confident he could get his way and was untouchable.
“I am going to bring the power of my platform to bear,” Avenatti said as recorded by the FBI when he was extorting Nike.
“Did We Learn Anything From Michael Avenatti? The enemies of your enemy are not always your friends,” reported the Bullwark.com reported.
Michael Avenatti just arrived at 40 Foley for his *first* day of reckoning. He’ll be sentenced by Judge Paul Gardephe for trying to shake down Nike for more than $20 million. pic.twitter.com/Aow9ipfp54
— Stephen Brown (@PPVSRB) July 8, 2021
The Judge started the hearing by assessing that Avenatti faced between 108 to 235 months in prison. Avenatti had asked the court for 6 months and 1 year home detention.
Avenatti’s lawyer, Danya Perry, told the judge on Monday that he had “lost his way” and that he had entered law and “really wanted to be the David fighting the Goliath,” and perhaps he was. So what role does the media have in exploiting him, filling him full of rage, elevating him, and creating a celebrity environment for him? Where are they to help his children and wife now?
“He has had an epic fall, he lost his way and he has had a long time alone to think about what he did,” Perry said.
Avenatti is embarrassed by the recordings of him negotiating with Nike, Perry says. “He sounds in those recordings like a character. Someone who refers to himself in third person and can bend others to his will, just because he’s Michael Avenatti.”
The Government addressed the judge and opened by saying, ” You know this client and what he did. We want to emphasize two the First; we have repeatedly described the case as a negotiation where he crossed a line accidentally; it was not about a thin line or nasty language; it was deceit and threats about taking from others and abuse of trust. He demanded Nike pay him Michael Avenatti, which did not benefit his client. He saw his client as a way of getting himself richTheThe public trusted him present others, he saw cultivated a public persona on TV and social media- and encouraged people to trust him, and that is what this is about. He took advantage of people. He has a profound lack of remorse over what he has done. He never wanted to take responsibility. He never wanted a plea deal. We have seen no true expression of remorse. We have seen him blame others.
Avenatti lied about others. He was willing to throw all of these people out into the public as being involved in a scandal to divert attention from his own actions. He was accusing Nike executives and their children of harming others. We ask for a substantial period of imprisonment if necessary.
Avenatti spoke on his own behalf and talked about dreaming about being a lawyer as a child, “I dreamed about being a trial lawyer and fighting for the little guy against the Goliaths, and for years I did just that . Then I lost my way- I betrayed my own values, my friends and my family and my profession. I became dive by the things that don’t matter in life. Over the last two years, I have thought to myself about why I let this happen from what I have done. I have learned that all the fame and notoriety, money in the world is meaningless, Twitter and social media is meaningless, and everyone wants to ride in the limo with you, but few will ride on the bus. Few will take your calls from prison. I feel deeply ashamed,” Avenatti said with emotion in his voice and near tears. “I am forever grateful for the love and support of my family. They have shown me this love even when I least deserve it. I am thankful for the few who have stood next to me. I have destroyed my life.”
Key Point: Where is the media and the left to save their media darling now? They helped create this crisis for Avenatti by rapidly becoming a celebrity because he could viciously attack and defame their political opponent, President Donald J. Trump. When the consequences come down, Avenatti stands alone to pay the legal price of being reckless, just as many other leftist organizers and activists have experienced and will again in the future. The American media need to be held accountable for their destructive agenda of pushing political propaganda. They pushed a total con artist.
“As Michael Avenatti faces sentencing today in the Nike extortion case, let’s take a moment to remember how CNN and MSNBC fawned over this slimeball, celebrated him, and turned him into a national celebrity,” Tom Bevin, the President of Real Clear Politics posted on Twitter.
Shame on the Media, watch them fawn:
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Michael Avenatti faces sentencing today . .
— Lawyerforlaws (@lawyer4laws) July 8, 2021
The rise and fall of Avenatti will be historical because of his bold pathological lies about a sitting US President and the way the US Media exploited a person with obvious mental and emotional issues.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776