Feds expected to charge Avenatti in dealings with Stormy Daniels: Sources

first_imgDavid McNew/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Michael Avenatti with additional financial crimes Wednesday, sources briefed on the case told ABC News.The new charges will accuse Avenatti of misappropriating money that was supposed to be paid to Stormy Daniels when Avenatti was representing the adult film actress in her public battle against President Trump and his former attorney Michael Cohen, the sources said.The charges are to be filed by federal prosecutors in Manhattan who have already accused Avenatti of extortion in a case involving Nike.On Wednesday, Avenatti told ABC News that “no monies relating to Ms. Daniels were ever misappropriated or mishandled.”“She received millions of dollars worth of legal services and we expended huge sums in expenses,” he wrote in a statement to ABC News.“She directly paid only $100.00 (not a typo) for all that she received.”But on Tuesday evening, without prompting, he wrote on Twitter that he expected this.“I expect an indictment to issue from SDNY in the next 48 hrs charging me in connection with my arrest in March,” the Tweet said. “I intend on fighting these bogus/legally baseless allegations, and will plead not guilty to ALL CHARGES. I look forward to the trial where I can begin to clear my name.”Spokesmen for the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York, citing Justice Department policy against speaking about charges that haven’t been announced, declined to comment.News of prosecutors’ inquiry into his business dealings with Daniels marks the latest legal blow for Avenatti, coming after federal prosecutors on both coasts unsealed charges against the controversial 48-year-old attorney.The Daniels investigation is not related to those charges. But it is being run by the same team of federal officials who slapped Avenatti with two counts of extortion for his alleged role in what prosecutors called “an old-fashioned shakedown” of Nike.He and another celebrity lawyer, Mark Geragos, allegedly threatened to release damaging information about the sportswear giant if it refused to pay the two attorneys millions of dollars. Geragos was not charged with a crime.In the Central District of California, prosecutors targeted Avenatti with wire- and bank-fraud charges in a scheme that included stealing funds from a client to pay off his own expenses.Avenatti gained prominence last year when he began representing Daniels in a defamation lawsuit against Trump. A federal judge in California later threw out the suit and ordered Daniels to reimburse Trump for legal fees.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Fans Have Spoken! Your List of the Best Shows of 2015

first_imgThe Color Purple Fiddler on the Roof View Comments Listen, we understand that every publication, website, podcast and distant cousin has a top 10 list of the best shows of the year they want to wave at you (or at least tweet at you), and we here at Broadway.com are no different. However, we recognize that the only top 10 list that really, truly matters is yours. So, here is your top 10 best shows of the year, voted on by you, compiled by ranking site Culturalist and presented here as a little holiday offering. Merry ranking to all and to all a good night! School of Rock Spring Awakening Hamiltoncenter_img Finding Neverland The King and I Something Rotten Fun Home An American in Parislast_img read more

To attract younger generations to credit unions start by explaining what one is

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “Things are going to change; credit unions can adapt or be left behind”. That was the message Jason Dorsey had for the over 350+ credit union attendees at CSCU’s 2017 Annual Conference. “If you don’t win in digital, there is no credit union” referring to the propensity for younger generations, millennials and Gen Z (those born since 1996) to use mobile for just about every aspect of their lives. “Opening up a new account is not exciting to a millennial”. When attending an event, the first question a millennial asks is, “What’s the hashtag?”Dorsey says that while credit unions covet millennials, the real target should be Gen Z.  “Millennials don’t know what ‘credit union’ means,” he says, adding that some think it is a labor union or something similar. If credit unions can break through with their messaging, they stand to do very well with the younger Gen Z’ers, he explains, because younger generations are “perfectly-aligned” with credit unions on values. “Credit unions risk aging poorly if they don’t get a handle on messaging to younger generations”. continue reading »last_img read more

Black Satellites to meet Iraq for bronze

first_imgGhana will meet Iraq in the third-place match at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after either side lost in the semi-final of the competition on Wednesday.It will be the first ever meeting between Ghana and the Asian side at a FIFA competition.The Black Satellites, World Cup winners in 2009 suffered a 2-1 setback in their match against France in Bursa, ending their hopes of a fourth appearance in the finals.Iraq, who came through to the semi-finals at the tournament for the first time, lost 7-6 on penalties to Uruguay after both sides drew 1-1 in extra-time.The third-place fixture will be played in Istanbul, three hours before the final between France and Uruguay.last_img read more