Avenatti to be Indicted on 36 Counts
The Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service on Thursday will announce a 36-count grand jury indictment against the attorney Tucker Carlson dubbed “Creepy Porn Lawyer” Michael Avenatti.
The announcement comes after Avenatti appeared in a Santa Ana courtroom April 1 after being charged with filing false tax returns to fraudulently secure $4 million in bank loans, and pocketing $1.6 million that belongs to a client. The new charges follow Avenatti’s arrest last month for allegedly trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike and on two counts of wire and bank fraud.
Avenatti is scheduled to be arraigned April 29.