Remember when people in the liberal media thought Michael Avenatti was a serious contender for president?
Those days are long over.
Avenatti was arrested by federal agents in California on Tuesday night.
Michael Avenatti’s Nike extortion trial is now in “chaos” after his new arrest for allegedly concealing cash to fund his lavish lifestyle amid mounting legal woes, a judge said Wednesday.
The loudmouth lawyer who rocketed to fame through feuds with President Trump was slapped in cuffs by federal agents late Tuesday as he appeared for a California state bar hearing in downtown Los Angeles to possibly suspend his law license.
From the Daily Beast via Yahoo News:
Michael Avenatti Arrested by Feds at California State Bar Hearing
Ex-Stormy Daniels lawyer and Trump antagonist Michael Avenatti was led out of the State Bar Court in Los Angeles by federal agents on Tuesday evening.
The arrest occurred outside the disciplinary hearing in which the State Bar of California has accused the hard-charging, tough-talking attorney of using a doctored document to scam a client out of nearly $840,000, funneling money from a lawsuit settlement fund to his own personal use.
The State Bar of California, the official attorney licensing agency, has sought to put Avenatti on “involuntary inactive status,” setting in motion a timeline for disbarment proceedings.
Here’s a photo of him being taken into custody:
Just moments ago ex-Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti was taken out of the California State Bar Court in LA the custody of federal agents. pic.twitter.com/cU8sM4DUw1
— Jason McGahan (@JasonMcGahan) January 15, 2020
The folks at CNN must be very sad.
Remember when CNN was convinced Michael Avenatti was going to be a solid presidential candidate and Trump would be in jail… Well, as of tonight Avenatti is in jail and Trump is the strongest candidate in 2020.
What's that tell everyone about CNN?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 15, 2020
Here’s a copy of the arrest warrant:
#BREAKING: Michael Avenatti is arrested at a California State Bar hearing for allegedly stealing nearly $840k from a client.
Arrest warrant below: pic.twitter.com/QlTM9U4QQn
— Chloe Salsameda (@ChloeSalsameda) January 15, 2020
h/t American Lookout