There was a time lawyer Michael Avenatti was a regular fixture on certain news shows.
He was brash, charismatic, and represented Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Donald Trump and payments he made to her to keep quiet about an affair he had with her and the non-disclosure agreement (you can read about what happened here).
During this time, Mr. Avenatti wasn’t afraid to call out the Donald Trump on a very public forum and, on the left side of the political aisle, he became something of a celebrity for doing just that.
Welp, if you’ve read the article linked to above, things came crashing down on Avenatti and hard.
Brash talk, charismatic presence… it didn’t matter. Mr. Avenatti was, it turned out, was taking money from his clients even as he presented an avenging angel image. How he could keep such a high profile and appear on news programs as he did and then, behind the scenes, think he could get away with stealing from his clients…
…it’s just unbelievable.
Anyway, he has now been sentenced for his criminal acts to 14 years in prison.
Incredible downfall for someone who looked like he literally had everything going for him!