Previous articleProposal for Adare affordable housing pilot projectNext articleIrish Cement should not be allowed compromise public health Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSbriefCommunityDeputy Maurice QuinlivandevelopmentFundingfunding cut RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsCommunity development funding cutsBy Cian Reinhardt – May 10, 2018 722 Advertisement Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Maurice Quinlivan TDCOMMUNITY development funding has been cut from €76.7 million in 2008 to €38 million, according to Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan. Over that same period, funding for Limerick has dropped from €4,329,117 to €2,185,427. “I have absolutely no doubt that these cuts in Limerick have contributed to ensuring unemployment black-spots remain across the city where eight of the worst ten blackspots in the State are. These figures are shameful and stark. They haven’t moved down in years. These are programmes which are instrumental in reducing poverty and improving the opportunities of those who are marginalised in society. It is simply unacceptable that Fine Gael has seen fit to slash these vital supports,” he said. Print Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Twitter Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issues
Spencer Platt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ former lawyer and an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, finds himself embroiled in a new round of legal trouble after being arrested Tuesday night in California.Already awaiting trial in California and New York, Avenatti was arrested again while leaving a court hearing over revoking his law license. He’s due in Manhattan federal court next week over accusations of extorting Nike for millions of dollars.He’s pleaded not guilty in both cases.IRS agents took Avenatti into custody for allegedly violating terms of his bail. He’s facing a long list of accusations in California, including stealing money from clients and not paying his taxes.In court documents obtained by ABC News, federal prosecutors allege that while Avenatti, who they said is millions of dollars in debt because of a “high-roller lifestyle,” was on pretrial release for the California case he was orchestrating complex schemes to hide assets from creditors.“The fact that defendant continued to engage in criminal conduct after he had been indicted in this case and while on bond demonstrates that defendant remains a substantial economic danger to the community,” prosecutors wrote in a request to revoke Avenatti’s bail. That request was approved by a judge before his arrest.Among the money-hiding crimes prosecutors allege, they said that in May 2019 Avenatti arranged for his ex-wife to use funds from a hidden chunk of his money to buy a $50,000 Mercedes Benz in her name that he and his driver used. Prosecutors have argued Avenatti had first completed the paperwork to buy the car but returned with his ex-wife to purchase it in her name.Prosecutors also said Avenatti’s girlfriend took a vacation to an exclusive resort in Tuscany, Italy, as his guest, and that he has citizenship there, which they said raises questions over whether he’s hidden assets there.Avenatti skyrocketed to fame alongside former client Stormy Daniels, who filed multiple lawsuits, unsuccessfully, against Trump. The brash and outspoken lawyer quickly became a fixture on cable news shows and received flattering coverage in Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine. He was asked about his skincare routine and Tom Ford suits during a photoshoot with Daniels by Annie Leibovitz.Then last spring, federal prosecutors in New York and California indicted him on charges of extortion, fraud and embezzlement, including allegations Avenatti stole millions of dollars from a paraplegic client.In May, New York federal prosecutors filed additional charges, this time alleging Avenatti stole $300,000 from Daniels, his most famous client. Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has been vocal on social media maintaining his innocence.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.