"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." -Cicero
Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday on federal
charges of embezzling money from a client, defrauding a bank and
attempting to extort sports-gear giant Nike in separate criminal cases
filed in New York and Santa Ana.
arrest in Manhattan came just hours after a meeting with Nike lawyers
that federal prosecutors recorded as part of a sting operation to
capture him trying to extract millions of dollars from the company,
according to Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern
District of New York.