According to federal prosecutors, Creepy Pr0n Lawyer Michael Avenatti, the man who claimed he was going to take down President Trump, has not filed an income tax return since 2010. Avenatti has already been charged with wire fraud and extortion, so more charges may be pending.
The Los Angeles Times reported Avenatti, now facing federal indictments in both New York and California, appears to have been living the life of luxury — all while allegedly stiffing Uncle Sam on a regular basis.
In 2009, the IRS reports that Avenatti claimed some $1.9 million in personal income — but never paid his tax bill, which amounted to $570,000. He allegedly repeated the same move in 2010, when he claimed $1.2 million in earnings but never paid the $282,000 he owed on that income.
Since 2010, the IRS reports that Avenatti did not file tax returns, either personal or for his law firm, Avenatti & Associates, in spite of bank deposits totaling $18 million and $38 million respectively.
In twenty-five years of policing, I have learned the people who should keep their mouths shut are always the ones drawing attention to themselves. The guy who steals a car is always speeding and running lights. It’s always the people screaming about corruption who are the ones taking bribes. Avenatti is the same way. If he laid low and dropped out of the limelight, he may have gotten away with tax evasion. But he had to feed his massive ego, and people started scrutinizing him. The man is his own worst enemy.
Don Surber has been referring to stories like this as Trumpenfreude. noting many of the people who claimed they were going to ruin Trump have run into hard times. For example, Stormy Daniels was arrested, then her marriage collapsed. She is just one of dozens of people who attacked the president and had misery befall them.
Surber’s entire list can be found here.