Michael Davenport, ex The Ataris, Gets Indicted *UPDATED*

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Since the original reporting of these events Kris Roe lead singer/guitarist for The Ataris has released the following statement, via the band’s official Facebook.

I’ve seen the news about our former bass player Mike Davenport and I want to make the following statement in order to set the record straight.

Mike Davenport has not been associated with The Ataris since 2005 (other than a few one off live performances).
He is no longer in our band, I no longer speak to him, and I haven’t had any communication with him for a very long time.
His actions represent him and him alone.
I am greatly saddened and shocked to read the news about his unfortunate actions and my heart goes out to those affected by the choices that he made.

Kindest regards –
Kristopher Roe / The Ataris

Original story:

In a shocking report coming out this evening, we have learned that former bassist of the popular pop punk band The Ataris has been arrested. Michael Davenport has been indicted on conspiracy and fraud charges in which 100,000 people were scammed out of $27 million in a real estate scam the Santa Barbara Independent reports.

It was found that a portion of the victims were based around where The Ataris formed in Illinois. The outlet has reported that over $104,000 was taken from Michael Davenport at his arrest a month ago and his personal bank account is in the process of having $850,000 removed. Arraignment will be held in just a day on Jan 17th. Michael Davenport faces 30 years in prison if convicted.

Michael Davenport did a reunion tour with The Ataris in 2013 and 2014 after leaving in 2005.



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Since 2014, Trenton has been a journalist for Soundlink Magazine. He specializes in interviewing bands for both video and podcasting formats while writing various pieces.

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