STORMY DANIELS’ LEGAL FUND TARGETED BY DEBT COLLECTORS IN CASE AGAINST HER ATTORNEY MICHAEL AVENATTI
- Michael Avenatti and Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, set up a crowdfunding website for her lawsuit and legal fees in March. More than 16,500 people have donated to Daniels and Avenatti—reaching more than $577,000, according to CrowdJustice, which runs the fund.
Adult film star Stormy Daniels could become entangled in the legal controversies surrounding her attorney Michael Avenatti, as a lawyer seeks millions in legal fees from his firm — potentially including money raised for Daniels’ case.
Last month, a federal bankruptcy court ordered Eagan Avenatti to pay $10 million to attorney Jason Frank, who used to work at the firm and claimed the company stiffed him on the first installment of a $4.85 million settlement.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Frank has since asked a bankruptcy judge to give him access to all legal fees (up to $10 million) the firm could collect from clients in dozens of cases, including Daniels’ bid to nix a nondisclosure agreement concerning an alleged sexual encounter with President Trump.
That reportedly could put the money raised through a crowdfunding site in the crosshairs.
Avenatti and Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, set up a crowdfunding website for her lawsuit and legal fees in March. More than 16,500 people have donated to Daniels and Avenatti—reaching more than $577,000, according to CrowdJustice, which runs the fund.
( Daily Caller ) Two companies controlled by Michael Avenatti have yet to pay the over $126,000 owed to a victim of sex discrimination case despite orders from a Washington state court, the victim’s lawyer told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Elizabeth Eno, a top-performing manager at Tully’s Coffee chain, was fired in July 2016 because she was pregnant, the court ruled last year, awarding her $120,000 from Tully’s two parent companies at the time: Global Baristas LLC and Global Baristas US, LLC.
But Eno has yet to see a single cent from the award, her attorney told TheDCNF on Thursday.
State records show that Global Baristas US, LLC is controlled by the similarly named Global Baristas LLC, which in turn is controlled by Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Utter Bulls***’ — Avenatti Denies ‘Political Interests’ Are Paying Him)
Avenatti claimed to know nothing about the money his companies apparently owe Eno. “I have no idea. I had nothing to do with the case,” Avenatti told TheDCNF on Thursday.
A judge ruled a summary order against the two companies in October 2017 to pay Eno $120,585 for wage losses, expectation damages, and pain and suffering related to her wrongful termination. Avenatti’s companies didn’t even send an attorney to court.
AVENATTI TWEETS 2016 PHOTOS OF FLYNN, COHEN WITH QATARI BILLIONAIRE AL-RUMAIHI ACCUSED IN BRIBERY PLOT….AND?
( Daily Mail ) Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti has tweeted out Trump Tower photos of Michael Cohen and a man he claims is a Qatari investor who according to a lawsuit boasted former Trump’s former top national security aide didn’t turn down ‘our money.’
‘Warning ignored. So here it goes. December 12, 2016 – Trump Tower. Details to follow…’ Avenatti tweeted on Sunday, without much clarifying further explanation.
The tweet contained three images. One showed Cohen and fired national security advisor Gen. Mike Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Pictured in the background is a man who appears to be Qatari investor Ahmed Al-Rumaihi – who according to a lawsuit once said Flynn tried to bribe him.
Although Al-Rumaihi appeared like he could be the man in the photo, Avenatti did not identify him until hours after his initial tweet.
‘Why was Ahmed Al-Rumaihi meeting with Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn in December 2016 and why did Mr. Al-Rumaihi later brag about bribing administration officials according to a sworn declaration filed in court?’ Avenatti asked in a tweet Sunday evening.
Another photo Avenatti tweeted is of Cohen with a group of people behind him. A third shows Cohen with another group in the lobby of Trump Tower.
Al-Rumaihi appears in a shocking legal case where rapper Ice Cube and investor Jeff Kwatinetz claim the Qatari poured millions into their BIG3 basketball league in an effort to get close to former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon.
Kwatinetz is a former colleague and friend of Bannon’s.
And Kwatinetz claims that after Bannon had been fired by Trump and left his Breitbart website, the Qatari wanted to set up a meeting with him to offer to ‘underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support’.
As DailyMail.com reported, they claim al Rumaihi invested less than the agreed-upon $20 million in the league, an infusion described in part as an effort to get to Bannon.
‘Mr. Al-Rumaihi requested I set up a meeting between him, the Qatari government, and Steven Bannon, and to tell Steve Bannon that Qatar would underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support,’ Kwatinetz said in the filing.
Kwatinetz said in the court document that he was ‘appalled’ at the idea of ‘a bribe of any kind’, declined the offer immediately and did not tell Bannon about it.
According to the court document: ‘Mr. Al-Rumahi laughed and then stated to me that I shouldn’t be naive, that so many Washington politicians take our money, and stated ‘do you think [Michael] Flynn turned down our money?’
It appeared to be that statement that Avenatti was referencing when he tweeted about those who ‘brag about bribing administration officials.’
Avenatti Exposed: Stormy’s Lawyer Owes IRS $5 Million, 45 Lawsuits Over Failed Venture, May Face Disbarment
( Zero Hedge ) After appearing on CNN 59 times to claim the moral high ground over President Trump’s alleged decade-old affair with Daniels, skeletons in Avenatti’s closet are now beginning to pour out.
Questions have emerged over who’s funding Avenatti, how he was privy to Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s bank records – and how exactly did he obtain banking transactions for two men also named Michael Cohen, who he wrongly accused in a seven-page “dossier” released this week.
Other questions have come to light over a bankrupt coffee chain Avenatti left in smoldering ashes with $5 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS, an alleged $160,000 owed for unpaid coffee, and over 45 lawsuits filed in connection with the failed venture.
Bitter coffee deal
As outlined in a legal complaint seeking Avenatti’s disbarment, the balding provocateur “bought a company out of bankruptcy and then used it for a “pump and dump” scheme to deprive federal and state taxing authorities of millions of dollars,” which left over $5 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS.
Avenatti purchased Tully’s out of bankruptcy in 2013, in partnership with actor Patrick Dempsey, who is best known for his role as Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd in the TV show “Grey’s Anatomy.” Dempsey sued Avenatti in August 2013 to break off the partnership.
Since then, Tully’s has significantly struggled. More than 45 lawsuits have been filed against the chain’s parent company, which Avenatti says he no longer owns. In 2017, the company owed roughly $5 million in unpaid taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. And, in March, the coffee chain abruptly closed all locations. –Business Insider
MICHAEL AVENATTI ACCUSES WRONG MICHAEL COHENS OF FRAUDULENT PAYMENT – LEAK OF COHEN’S BANK RECORDS UNDER INVESTIGATION
- Michael Avenatti, porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, released a seven-page dossier on Tuesday containing a list of payments purportedly made to Michael Cohen, the lawyer for President Donald Trump.
- But there is one problem with the document: two of the allegedly “fraudulent” payments were made to men named Michael Cohen who have no affiliation with Trump.
- The inspector general of the Treasury Department has launched an investigation into whether or not confidential banking records related to a company President Donald Trump’s personal attorney controls have been leaked.
Daily Caller by Robert Donachie
The inspector general of the Treasury Department has launched an investigation into whether or not confidential banking records related to a company President Donald Trump’s personal attorney controls have been leaked.
The counsel to the inspector general, Rich Delmar, told reporters Wednesday the office is currently “inquiring into allegations” that Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) related to the president’s attorney, Michael Cohen, and his banking transactions were “improperly” disclosed, The Washington Post reported.
Attorney Michael Avenatti exposed Cohen’s banking history Tuesday when he released a report that detailed how a Russian oligarch paid $500,000 to Cohen months after the 2016 presidential election. Avenatti suggested the payments “may have replenished” Cohen’s account after he made a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with the president.
Avenatti has repeatedly asked that the Treasury release any and all reports that show unusual banking transactions on the part of Cohen.
Michael Avenatti, porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, released a seven-page dossier on Tuesday containing a list of payments purportedly made to Michael Cohen, the lawyer for President Donald Trump.
But there is one problem with the document: two of the allegedly “fraudulent” payments were made to men named Michael Cohen who have no affiliation with Trump.
Avenatti’s report includes a section listing “possible fraudulent and illegal financial transactions” involving Trump’s lawyer. One of the payments is a $4,250 wire transfer from a Malaysian company, Actuarial Partners, to a bank in Toronto.