Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who had once considered the possibility of running for president in 2020 and could spend the rest of his life in prison, issued a brilliant approval on Thursday for former Vice President Joe Biden .
"I am extremely happy that @JoeBiden has decided to participate in the race," he tweeted Avenatti a few hours after Biden released his official announcement video Thursday morning. "It offers the Dems the best opportunities in 2020, especially in key states. It has the struggle, the intelligence and the strength of mind to beat Trump and start making America, America again. He has my enthusiastic support ".
Earlier this month, Avenatti was hit with 36 federal charges because it stole millions of dollars from customers and failed to pay taxes, among other charges. If convicted of the charges, Avenatti would have faced 335 years in federal prison.
The three dozen accusation includes 10 counts of electronic fraud, 19 counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud and four counts of bankruptcy fraud, the oldest of which derives from 2010.
The lawyer Michael Avenatti has released a brilliant endorsement of the former vice president Joe Biden in his 2020 presidency offer
Avenatti, who once considered a presidential race, is facing 335 years behind bars in the three dozen charges brought against him earlier this month, which includes accusations of stealing millions of dollars from customers
Biden released his video announcement on Thursday, formalizing his campaign to run for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination
Avenatti is scheduled to be arrested on April 29 in the US district court in Santa Ana, California.
In New York, Avenatti is also charged with four charges in an alleged extortion attempt against Nike.
Prosecutors say they contacted Nike threatening to denounce a pay-for-play college scandal that Avenatti said would prove that the company had broken the law by corrupting young players to play at selected colleges and teams.
Presumably he told the company that, instead of exposing it, he would conduct an internal investigation for a commission of $ 25 million. Nike instead reported him to the authorities.
Avenatti is best known for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in several legal cases involving President Donald Trump, especially in allegations of cash payments for his silence before the 2016 elections regarding his alleged relationship with Trump.
Avenatti is best known for his role in representing pornstar Stormy Daniels (right) in his lawsuits against President Donald Trump, including alleged payments of money
Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., said he was certain he expected Avenatti to support Biden, but he also thought that Senator Bernie Sanders would be a good choice for him, because he says convicted criminals should be able to vote
Avenatti, after gaining the upper hand over his involvement in the Daniels lawsuits against Trump, once started running for the presidency, but in December 2018 stated that he would not stand for president "out of respect for my family".
Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, said he almost expected Avenatti to approve "Creepy Uncle Joe", but was a little surprised not to have supported Vermont's independent senator Bernie Sanders considering the recent charges against he.
"Part of me is not surprised to see Creepy Porn Lawyer approve Creepy Uncle Joe for the president," wrote Don Jr., tweeted on Thursday. "I assumed he would support @BernieSanders, since Bernie wants to give imprisoned criminals the right to vote … Unless maybe @JoeBiden secretly supports this too ???"
On Monday, during a round of CNN municipalities, some of the Democratic contenders considered whether they thought the imprisoned criminals should have obtained the voting rights they had been stripped of when convicted.
Sanders said he believed the convicted criminals should have the right to vote in the US elections.
"The right to vote is inherent in our democracy, yes, even for terrible people, because once you start pawing and say, & # 39; Well, that boy committed a terrible crime, did not allow him to vote. Oh , that person did that, won't let that person vote. "You're running on a slippery slope," Sanders said during City Hall earlier this week.