Avenatti just filed a status report ahead of tomorrow's 8 a.m. conference with Judge Selna, and he's decrying late disclosures that he say contradict testimony from expert witness John Drum, others: bit.ly/3v0nV6s
This 121-page filing includes examples of remaining TIFF images @TheJusticeDept has yet to index on Avenatti's last law firm server. Avenatti is citing them to show Judge Selna the remaining unindexed info isn't mostly graphics like DOJ said. bit.ly/3v0nV6s
Some of this stuff has been out a long time, though, including these text messages between Avenatti's law partner Filipo Marchino and @MichellePhan's friend Long Tran over the @IPSY money. "He's knee deep in the stormy" (c.c. @StormyDaniels)
Another Avenatti filing, this one a motion seeking to hold prosecutors in contempt for discovery violations. “Indeed, as shown below, the government has continued its pattern of obstruction, noncooperation and discovery violations with abandon.” bit.ly/3iNtZKT
Avenatti included a bunch of emails between him/Dean Steward and prosecutors that give an interesting window into the process: bit.ly/3lvSH40

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12 Oct
I’m here at the federal courthouse in Orange County for a status hearing in Michael Avenatti’s wire fraud case. Follow this thread for updates from U.S. District Judge James Selna’s courtroom. ⚖️🧵⚖️
AUSA Patrick Fitzgerald tells the the judge the remaining indexing of the last 2.3 million files is going "very, very slowly." Just before this hearing started, Avenatti filed notice of his appeal to the 9th Circuit re: Selna's denial of his mistrial motion.
It was a hectic morning for my commute , so I'm a little behind and need to post that 9th notice ASAP. But I'm here in Selna's courtroom and they haven't said anything about the appeal yet. It's been all Fitzgerald.
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4 Oct
It’s Monday in California, and I’m here at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana for a hearing and status conference in Michael Avenatti’s wire fraud case. Follow this thread for updates from Senior U.S. District Judge James Selna’s courtroom.
It’s a busy morning in Judge Selna’s courtroom, as you can see from his calendar. It doesn’t look like the 8:30 item has started yet, so the 9 start time for Avenatti is going to be delayed, too. (It's like the dentist's office.) bit.ly/2WgEbmu
In the meantime, documents. Here’s what's on tap today.
Avenatti’s amended double jeopardy motion: bit.ly/2WDFqgb
Prosecutors’ opposition: bit.ly/2Yal7rb
Avenatti’s reply to opp: bit.ly/2Yiy1DG
Read 38 tweets
4 Oct
Michael Avenatti’s double jeopardy hearing is tomorrow, but anyone who knows Judge Selna knows how much he likes tentative rulings. And here it is! His tentative denial. “In sum, the Government’s shortcomings do not warrant dismissal of the Indictment.” bit.ly/3iuyklS
“Avenatti’s assertion that “None of the Tabs files were previously produced to the defendant prior to August 23, 2021” is simply not accurate.” bit.ly/3iuyklS
Hearing is at 9. Selna will want Avenatti to address the tentative, and his argument should focus on refuting specific findings in it. (You can check out the judge’s tentatives in other cases here. Yes, they do sometimes change in finalization. bit.ly/3B8nqcZ)
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1 Oct
Michael Avenatti just filed a status report ahead of Monday’s 9 a.m. hearing with Judge Selna, and it’s still really not looking good re: all the stuff @TheJusticeDept still needs to give him. He’s asking for 75 days to review aka a trial delay. bit.ly/3l0NxwL
Here's another Avenatti-related filing, this time in the law firm bankruptcy case. The trustee wants more time to file adversary cases (which seek to recover misused firm money), and his reasons remind of what we're seeing with the server data in the criminal case.
"...the volume of pre-petition financial information to be analyzed, the cumbersome nature of accessing that information in the Forensic Image, and Avenatti’s practice of transferring funds among entities without explanation have all delayed that work."
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1 Oct
It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon after a long and action-packed week, which means it’s time to go sit in a dumpy @OCSuperiorCourt courtroom and find out if @PIMCO billionaire Bill Gross is going to go to jail for his Laguna Beach neighbor dispute. Stay tuned for updates! ⚖️🧵⚖️
This is the saga that has showcased Gross’ taste in decades-old TV show theme songs, including “Gilligan’s Island” theme. Today is about whether he violated a court order that prohibits him from playing music in violation of city code or on outdoor speakers when he's not outside.
At issue is what happened during what looks like a very fun night for the Grosses back in July. A video of Amy singing in the swimming pool was played REPEATEDLY during the hearing. (So, so many times.)
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29 Sep
Michael Avenatti just filed his reply to prosecutors' opposition to his double jeopardy motion. "The government’s consistent assertions that there was no Brady violation is based on an alarming misunderstanding of the law." bit.ly/2Y3uxFp
Here's a previous thread with the motion and opposition. There's a hearing Monday with Judge Selna.
One thing that jumps out at me is the argument over how much Avenatti actually stole from clients. Prosecutors said the entire settlement amounts, but Avenatti is saying info he's found undercuts that assertion.
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