IRS analyst facing prison time, hefty fine for leaking info about Michael Cohen to Avenatti

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Disgraced lawyers Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti.

An IRS analyst named John C. Fry faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to leaking confidential financial information about former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to disgraced Democratic attorney Michael Avenatti.

At the time, Avenatti was representing porn star Stormy Daniels in their joint efforts to embarrass President Donald Trump and ostensibly extort money from Trump related to Daniels’ alleged 2006 one-night stand with him.

Fry worked as an investigative analyst with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. In 2018, Fry illegally accessed an IRS database and downloaded five Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) about Michael Cohen, according to NBC News. SARs are confidential reports filed by banks when they spot potentially suspicious transactions.

Fry then illegally distributed that confidential information to Michael Avenatti via email and cell phone screenshots. Avenatti shared that information on Twitter, where he bragged about how he was going to take Trump down using the illegally acquired data.

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In a statement, U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson slammed Fry for abusing his government position to make a political hit job on President Trump.

“Fry was given access to sensitive and powerful government databases including people’s most private financial information and he was given that access to do his job as an investigative analyst,” Anderson said. “He decided his politics were more important than his obligation to follow the law. In that, he was mistaken.”

John C. Fry faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

While the mainstream media gloss over this fact, Avenatti also passed along that confidential information to the Washington Post and the New Yorker magazine. Naturally, both left-wing media outlets published the illegally-acquired intel. In February 2019, the Department of Justice explained Fry’s crimes:

“On May 8, 2018, [Michael Avenatti] used a public Twitter account to circulate a dossier releasing confidential banking information related to the taxpayer [Michael Cohen] and the taxpayer’s company.  The SAR information that was passed to the Los Angeles attorney was published in the Washington Post on May 8, 2018.

The Los Angeles attorney put Fry in contact with an investigative reporter in New York, which led to confirmation of the confidential banking information and an interview, which was published in The New Yorker on May 16, 2018.”

Earlier this year, Stormy Daniels ousted Avenatti as her lawyer amid accusations that he had stolen money from her and forged documents to pilfer $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get as an advance from a book deal.

As BizPac Review reported, Stormy also claims that Avenatti raised a windfall of cash through a crowdfunding account he launched, using her name without her permission.

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Stormy Daniels accused her former lawyer Michael Avenatti of exploiting her and stealing money from her.

In December 2018, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz suggested that Daniels should be prosecuted for her extortion schemes over the alleged one-night stand she had with Trump in 2006 — a decade before he became president.

“It is absolutely textbook extortion,” Dershowitz told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “There ought to be a prosecution of any person — man or woman — who approaches any candidate or anybody else and says, ‘Unless you pay me money, I’m going to reveal a sex act that occurred.’ That is absolute classic extortion.”

(Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight)


Daniels was reportedly paid $130,000 for her alleged 2006 one-night stand with Donald Trump.  That’s exponentially higher than the daily rate for female porn stars, who usually get paid $300 to $1,500 per scene.

Most female porn stars make $100,000 to $200,000 a year, so sex worker Stormy Daniels raked in a year’s salary for her alleged one-night stand with Trump back in 2006 — long before he was in politics.

Once Trump entered politics, Daniels recruited Avenatti to ostensibly extort more money from him and/or to derail his political career. Why? Cuz grifters gonna grift.

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