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Much of the developments surrounding Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit again President Donald Trump have focused on the business dealings of attorney Michael Cohen, but an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveals that Daniels’ counsel, Michael Avenatti, has his own questionable history.
Avenatti’s past is littered with lawsuits, jilted business partners and bankruptcy filings. People who have worked with the lawyer described him to TheDCNF as ruthless, greedy and unbothered by ethical questions.
Dillanos Coffee CEO David Morris claimed last Tuesday that Avenatti never paid him for over $160,000 worth of coffee that Dillanos supplied to Avenatti’s company. “So @StormyDaniels hot shot lawyer Michael owes my small company @Dillanos $160,179 for coffee,” Morris wrote on Twitter. “He talks a big talk about integrity. We trusted him.”
Big League Politics has learned that Michael Avenatti, lawyer to Stormy Daniels, who owes $5 million in back taxes to the IRS, failed to pay any taxes at all pertaining to his law firm from 2014-2016.
IRS records confirm that during the period in which he failed to pay income taxes, his firm made about $30 million:
But Avenatti did not just evade income taxes. He also failed to pay his employees’ Medicare and Social Security taxes, also known as federal payroll taxes. While ignoring this $1.2 million tax bill, he pocketed millions: