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Celebrity lawyer and former Trump foe gets 14 more years in prison

Sky News Monday, 5 December 2022
Celebrity lawyer and former Trump foe gets 14 more years in prisonUS lawyer Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame representing porn actor Stormy Daniels during her legal battles with Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
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Judge Sentences Michael Avenatti to 14 Years in Prison For Fraud Scheme [Video]

Judge Sentences Michael Avenatti to 14 Years in Prison For Fraud Scheme

Judge Sentences , Michael Avenatti to 14 Years , in Prison For Fraud Scheme. On December 5, Michael Avenatti was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of wire fraud and a tax-related charge. . NBC reports that Avenatti was also ordered to pay $7 million in restitution. . The incarcerated lawyer's sentence will run consecutively with the five-year prison term he is already serving for separate convictions in New York. Avenatti pleaded guilty without reaching a plea deal, claiming he wished to be held accountable and spare his family further embarrassment. . Avenatti was accused of negotiating and collecting settlement payments intended for his clients and funneling the money into accounts that he controlled. I am deeply remorseful and contrite. There is no doubt that all of them deserve much better, and I hope that someday they will accept my apologies and find it in their heart to forgive me, Michael Avenatti, Statement prior to sentencing, via NBC. I am deeply remorseful and contrite. There is no doubt that all of them deserve much better, and I hope that someday they will accept my apologies and find it in their heart to forgive me, Michael Avenatti, Statement prior to sentencing, via NBC. NBC reports that the federal government dropped all remaining charges against Avenatti that stemmed from a 36-count indictment. . Avenatti is already serving time after being convicted of stealing book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels and trying to extort shoemaker Nike. . Avenatti is already serving time after being convicted of stealing book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels and trying to extort shoemaker Nike. . Prosecutors in the most recent case sought for Avenatti's sentence to add 17.5 years in prison to the five year sentence he is already serving. In pleading guilty, Avenatti asked the court that his sentence be no more than six years and would be served concurrently with his other sentence. . In pleading guilty, Avenatti asked the court that his sentence be no more than six years and would be served concurrently with his other sentence.

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Trump Sues Bob Woodward , for Using Recordings of , Presidential Interviews. Trump Sues Bob Woodward , for Using Recordings of , Presidential Interviews. Attorneys for former President Donald Trump filed the suit against the iconic journalist on Jan. 30. At issue is the Oct. release of Woodward's book, 'The Trump Tapes: Bob Woodward's Twenty Interviews with President Donald Trump.". Trump claims that while he did authorize the use of the interviews for Woodward's book 'Rage,'. ... the use of the interviews in audiobook form equates to a broken promise on the part of the journalist. President Trump told Woodward numerous times that the Interviews were to be used by Woodward—and Woodward only—, Court Documents Filed by Trump's Attorneys, via NBC News. ... for the sole purpose of accurately quoting President Trump for the 'written word,' i.e., 'Rage,' and not for any other purpose, Court Documents Filed by Trump's Attorneys, via NBC News. ... including providing, marketing, or selling the Interviews to the public, press, or the media, in any way, shape, or form, Court Documents Filed by Trump's Attorneys, via NBC News. Woodward decided to exploit, usurp, and capitalize upon President Trump’s voice by releasing the Interview Sound Recordings of their interviews with President Trump in the form of an audiobook, Court Documents Filed by Trump's Attorneys, via NBC News. Woodward's lawyers responded to the suit, promising an aggressive legal defense. Former President Trump’s lawsuit is without merit and we will aggressively defend against it. , Statement Released by Woodward and Publisher, via NBC News. All these interviews were on the record and recorded with President Trump’s knowledge and agreement. , Statement Released by Woodward and Publisher, via NBC News. Moreover, it is in the public interest to have this historical record in Trump’s own words. We are confident that the facts and the law are in our favor, Statement Released by Woodward and Publisher, via NBC News. Trump stated on Jan. 30 that the audiobook “was an open and blatant attempt to make me look as bad as possible.”

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Adam Schiff Announces, 2024 Senate Run. NPR reports that the California congressman made the announcement on Jan. 26 via a Twitter video. The Senate seat is currently held by Democrat Dianne Feinstein, 89. NPR reports that Feinstein has not clarified whether she will retire or run again next year, saying she'll decide "in a couple months.". I think it's all fine. I think people should, if they want to run, run. For me, I just need a little bit more time, Dianne Feinstein, via NPR. Schiff gained national attention as House Intelligence Committee chairman amid former President Trump's first impeachment. Schiff gained national attention as House Intelligence Committee chairman amid former President Trump's first impeachment. Schiff called his role in the impeachment "the biggest job of [his] life.". I wish I could say the threat of extremism is over. It is not. Today's Republican Party is gutting the middle class and threatening our democracy. They aren't going to stop. We have to stop them, Rep. Adam Schiff, via NPR. Schiff was also on the Jan. 6 panel that investigated the attacks on the U.S. Capitol. . NPR reports that Rep. Katie Porter has also announced her bid for the Senate seat. Reps. Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee may throw their hats into the ring as well. . Reps. Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee may throw their hats into the ring as well.

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