U.S Prosecutors Slam Michael Avenatti’s Push For Early Jail Release

U.S Prosecutors Slam Michael Avenatti’s Push For Early Jail Release

By Aaron Miller-

The U.S government has slammed attorney Michael Avenatti’s request for temporary release from custody, accusing him of failing to meet the minimum terms for his release which would satisfy a Californian Federal Court.

The court has mandated Avenatti to provide a bond payment of $1m to be bailed from prison where he is being held on fraud and blackmail charges. The embattled lawyer claims he made regarding deteriorating conditions related to the coronavirus at his New York holding facility, has done him no favours .

Avenatti, who is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, filed a deficient proposed order, California prosecutors said in a court filing Sunday. His Saturday proposal did not include any mechanism to enforce limitations on his ability to make fund or asset transfers, among other things, prosecutors said.

“Defendant and his counsel continue to demonstrate that they are either unable or unwilling to follow this court’s directions, thereby wasting valuable judicial and government resources during a time when such resources are already stretched thin,” California prosecutors said.

“Defendant and his counsel continue to demonstrate that they are either unable or unwilling to follow this court’s directions, thereby wasting valuable judicial and government resources during a time when such resources are already stretched thin,” California prosecutors said.

Prosecutors also took issue with Avenatti’s proposed surety and custodian, saying pretrial services has not had a chance to interview them or prepare a required report on their fitness to serve as custodians. The government added in a footnote that it has “preliminary concerns” about proposed custodian Hubert Bromma’s suitability for custodianship, noting that he appears to have authored a book titled “How to Invest in Offshore Real Estate and Pay Little or No Taxes.”

DISASTROUS HEALTH CONSEQUENCES

Avenatti said in his proposal that his temporary release is necessary to avoid “disastrous health consequences” related to the coronavirus amid allegedly deteriorating conditions at New York City’s MCC. Avenatti said he is at risk because of a bout with pneumonia late last year..

In February, a New York jury found Avenatti guilty of extorting Nike Inc. He was arrested in the California case in April 2019 and charged with embezzling millions from five separate clients, tax evasion and obstruction, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud.

BAIL

He was freed on bail, but in January he was arrested at a California State Bar hearing when Judge Selna determined Avenatti may have been violating the terms of his release. He was then transferred to New York. Avenatti is also facing a trial in New York on allegations he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from former client Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who said she had an affair with now-President Donald Trump.

Prosecutors Julian L. André and Brett A. Sagel of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, also expressed objection to Avenatti’s proposed surety and custodian, saying pretrial services has not had a chance to interview them or prepare a required report on their fitness to serve as custodians.

Prosecutors also highlighted preliminary concerns about proposed custodian Hubert Bromma’s suitability for custodianship, especially as he is noted to have authored a book titled “How to Invest in Offshore Real Estate and Pay Little or No Taxes.”

DISASTROUS HEALTH CONSEQUENCES

Avenatti  in his proposal, cited a past bout of pneumonia , adding that his temporary release is necessary to avoid “disastrous health consequences” related to the coronavirus because of  deteriorating conditions at New York City’s MCC. Avenatti said he is at risk because of a bout with pneumonia late last year. His most recent application made reference to other cases in which the defendants were granted release because of the virus.

Judge  V. Selna’s had indicated in March that he could reconsider releasing Avenatti, after the attorney filed an ex parte application seeking to push back his trial, now scheduled for Aug. 18. Avenatti, who rose to prominence for defending porn actress Stormy Daniels has been living a nightmare for a while

 

EXTORTION

A New York jury found Avenatti guilty of extorting Nike Inc, leading to his arrest in April 2019. He was charged with embezzling millions from five separate clients, including porn actress Stormy Daniels, tax evasion and obstruction, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud. A bail release he was granted was subsequently annulled after Judge Selna concluded Avenatti had violated the terms of his release.

“Defendant and his counsel continue to demonstrate that they are either unable or unwilling to follow this court’s directions, thereby wasting valuable judicial and government resources during a time when such resources are already stretched thin,” California prosecutors said.

Spread the news
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Contact US: info@theeyeofmedia.com