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Michael Avenatti arrested by federal agents while facing disbarment in California

Michael Avenatti arrested by federal agents while facing disbarment in California

California attorney formerly representing porn star Stormy Daniels and unrelenting Trump critic Michael Avenatti has been arrested again, this time by federal agents after he left a disciplinary hearing where California's State Bar was pursuing his disbarment.

The Daily Beast reported Tuesday that Avenatti's "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 feds did not specify what "potential violations of the conditions of pretrial release" Avenatti allegedly committed.

Before his current legal troubles, Avenatti spent time in Iowa last year exploring the prospect of running for president on the Democratic ticket.

Since then, he's spent his days apparently fighting legal battles while attempting to antagonize President Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. on Twitter.

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