Michael Avenatti gives groveling statement before learning his sentence for stealing from Stormy Daniels

Once-popular celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing from his former client Stormy Daniels.

Avenatti, who is already serving two-and-a-half years for his attempted extortion of Nike, groveled before U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman prior to his sentencing.

“I have destroyed my career, my relationships, and my reputation,” he admitted. “I’ve brought embarrassment and ridicule upon myself and innocent third parties, including my family, my children, my friends, and the legal profession.”

Avenatti was convicted on charges of wire fraud and identity theft for stealing $300,000 from Daniels, who made an approximated $800,000 from book sales.

During his representation of Daniels, who claimed that she had an affair with former President Donald Trump and was paid hush money ahead of the 2016 election, Avenatti became a staple on left-leaning cable news networks. At one point, political pundits even fantasized about a future where the lawyer ran for the office of the president himself.

The disgraced lawyer is now looking down the business end of five years in prison, where many hope he will learn his lesson.

Social media reacted with glee to the sentence:


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