Trump cheated on Melania while she was pregnant

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I may be wrong but I think JLM is probably a Labatts man . It seems to me Molson is the most popular east of the Rockies . Fingers crossed .
Considering that my exchange was with taxslave, I'm hard pressed to figure out what the heck JLM has to do with it.
 

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Considering that my exchange was with taxslave, I'm hard pressed to figure out what the heck JLM has to do with it.
Bad hair day . I believe you are right . That is probably why Taxslave didn’t confirm if he drank Labatts product .
 

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Full head , somewhat greyer these days .How about you fat boy ?
My hair is all there too, piggy ... turning white, which is exactly the tow head colour that it was for the first ten years of my life.
 

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Avenatti pleads not guilty to defrauding Stormy Daniels
Associated Press
Published:
May 28, 2019
Updated:
May 28, 2019 5:44 PM EDT
In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, speaks outside court in New York. Julio Cortez / AP
NEW YORK — The pugilistic and embattled attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Tuesday to defrauding his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels, and seized the spotlight to toss a barb at U.S. President Donald Trump.
Avenatti barely spoke during his three appearances before federal judges in New York, except to answer a few procedural questions.
Twice, though, he vented to journalists his disgust with the prosecutions and his disdain for the president.
Avenatti rose to fame representing Daniels in her battle to be released from a nondisclosure deal she had signed regarding an alleged affair with the president. Daniels has said she had sex with Trump in 2006, when he was married; Trump denies the affair.
Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels
Michael Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes
Michael Avenatti charged with extortion and wire, bank fraud
In his role as Daniels’ lawyer and since, Avenatti has repeatedly criticized the president in television appearances and the two have exchanged barbs on social media. Trump has called Avenatti a “low-life” and alleged that he has made false accusations.
Walking to a courthouse elevator between appearances Tuesday, Avenatti looked without a smile at reporters as he quipped: “Anybody know when the president and Don Jr. are going to be arraigned?”
Then, speaking before a collection of microphones set up outside a courthouse, he predicted his eventual acquittal and again made clear he believes his prosecutions are politically motivated.
“I am now facing the fight of my life against the ultimate goliath, the Trump administration,” he said. “I look forward to a jury verdict in each of these cases. I am confident that when a jury of my peers passes judgment on my conduct, that justice will be done, and I will be fully exonerated.”
His long day began at 6:54 a.m., when he surrendered to be booked formally on wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges announced in an indictment last week stemming from his representation of Daniels.
Bail was set at US$300,000 at an initial court appearance. Avenatti, 48, agreed to have no contact with Daniels while the case is pending.
In his second appearance of the day, one of Avenatti’s lawyers told Judge Deborah A. Batts, who would preside over a trial, that he thought the case should be combined with charges Avenatti faces in California. A prosecutor disagreed. The judge left the issue for future consideration.
In a final court appearance, Judge Paul G. Gardephe asked Avenatti how he would plead to four separate charges of trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike, the sportswear company.
“100% not guilty,” Avenatti responded repeatedly.
Avenatti is scheduled to return to court in both cases on June 18.
Avenatti was indicted last week on charges that he cheated Daniels out of $300,000 she was owed for her book, “Full Disclosure,” which was published in October.
According to the indictment, Avenatti emailed a letter, purportedly from Daniels, to her literary agent with instructions that payments from her $800,000 book deal be deposited into an account he controlled. Prosecutors say Daniels never authorized the letter and was unaware of it.
Avenatti then used the money to pay business and personal expenses, including the costs of hotels, airfare, dry cleaning and his Ferrari, the indictment said.
The charges related to Daniels are the third criminal case brought against Avenatti.
In late March, charges against Avenatti were announced the same day in New York and Los Angeles.
In New York, he was charged with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to expose claims that the company paid the families of high school basketball players to get them to attend Nike-sponsored colleges.
In Los Angeles, he was charged with stealing millions of dollars from clients, including much of the $4 million owed to a paralyzed man, along with dodging taxes, defrauding banks and lying during bankruptcy proceedings. When the charges were enhanced last month, federal authorities seized a private jet Avenatti co-owned.
If convicted, Avenatti faces a potentially long prison sentence because the charges carry maximums stretching to hundreds of years.
http://torontosun.com/news/crime/avenatti-pleads-not-guilty-to-defrauding-stormy-daniels
 

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Stormy Daniels' former lawyer Michael Avenatti sued for allegedly siphoning paraplegic's US$4M settlement
Reuters
Published:
June 13, 2019
Updated:
June 13, 2019 5:25 PM EDT
Attorney Michael Avenatti speaks to the press outside federal court after being arraigned, May 28, 2019 in New York City. Drew Angerer / Getty Images
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been sued by a paraplegic former client who accused him of siphoning away a US$4-million settlement he had won.
Geoffrey Johnson is seeking at least $9.5 million, plus punitive damages, from Avenatti and several former colleagues in his civil lawsuit filed with the Orange County Superior Court in California.
“I never thought I would get victimized by my own attorney,” Johnson, who uses a wheelchair, said at a press conference on Thursday. “I wish he had just given me my money.”
Avenatti pleads not guilty to defrauding Stormy Daniels
Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels
Avenatti charged with embezzlement, fraud, cheating on taxes
Johnson’s claims are also part of federal prosecutors’ criminal case against Avenatti, who has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud, bank fraud, extortion and other charges, including defrauding other clients, in California and New York.
“Mr. Johnson’s claims are categorically false and frivolous, and his case will be thrown out of court,” Avenatti said in an email.
Avenatti drew national attention through his representation of Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, in lawsuits against Trump and the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, and briefly flirted with a 2020 White House run.
SUICIDE ATTEMPTS
Johnson said he obtained the $4 million settlement with Los Angeles County in January 2015 over injuries he sustained by jumping from an elevated floor in a downtown Los Angeles jail, in the second of two attempted suicides in August 2011.
He said he had mental health issues when he was wrongly arrested in April 2011, and tried to kill himself after enduring abuse by sheriff’s deputies and other inmates at the jail.
The June 11 complaint accused Avenatti of draining nearly all of the $4 million settlement, while paying Johnson roughly $1,900 a month to lull him into thinking his money was safe.
Johnson also said Avenatti lied to the Social Security Administration about the monthly payments, costing him needed supplemental benefits.
“On a 1-to-100 scale, the despicability of his conduct ranks 1,000,” Johnson’s lawyer Daniel Callahan said at the press conference, referring to Avenatti. “It is off-the-charts bad.”
A copy of a cheque is displayed while Geoffrey Johnson, left, and his attorney Daniel J. Callahan speak in a news conference announcing a lawsuit against his former lawyer Michael Avenatti over a US$4-million settlement with the County of Los Angeles in Santa Ana, Calif., June 13, 2019. Ringo Chiu / REUTERS
Johnson also accused Avenatti’s former colleagues Michael Eagan, Jason Frank and Scott Sims at the Eagan Avenatti law firm of covering up his activities.
The firm filed for bankruptcy protection in March, and there has been litigation among its former lawyers.
Eric George, a lawyer for Frank, called him “as much a victim of Michael Avenatti as anyone else. It is regrettable that Mr. Johnson’s lawyers are misdirecting their claims.”
Sims, in an email, said he has evidence that Avenatti “stole Mr. Johnson’s settlement money,” and alerted federal authorities. “We are appalled by Mr. Avenatti’s conduct and hope that Mr. Johnson obtains justice against Mr. Avenatti,” he said.
Eagan was not immediately available for comment.
‘PILE ON’
Prosecutors had in April said Avenatti diverted some of the $4 million to finance his coffee shop business and a lavish lifestyle, and gave Johnson only about $124,000.
In his email, Avenatti said Johnson would have been convicted “but for my assistance,” and had previously acknowledged in writing that he had always acted ethically when representing him.
He called the lawsuit “part of a ‘pile on’ publicity stunt to smear me.”
In addition to the $4 million and punitive damages, Johnson is seeking at least $500,000 for lost Social Security benefits and $5 million for severe emotional distress and other damages.
The criminal case also accuses Avenatti of trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike Inc by threatening to expose what he called its improper payments to college basketball recruits, and misappropriating from Daniels nearly $300,000 of payments for her memoir.
If convicted on all charges, Avenatti could face more than 400 years in prison, but would likely face a lesser punishment.
http://torontosun.com/news/world/st...legedly-siphoning-paraplegics-us4m-settlement