Creepy Porn Star Lawyer Michael Avenatti is Arrested Again

Attorney Michael Avenatti was once a greatly revered man in his industry. Few had attained his level of credibility and fame. And as a result, he was rewarded with some of the highest paying clients in the United States. One of his most well-known clients is porn star Stormy Daniels, who Avenatti defended in a case against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

But in recent years, he has fallen far from his esteemed place of privilege. While he is not any less famous, the reasons for being so are for far more sinister than defending the honor of a so-called violated woman.

Now he is known as a criminal, plain and simple.

And nothing says that better than his recent arrest outside the State Bar of California.

Avenatti was in attendance at the State Bar for a disciplinary hearing on charges of scamming a previous client out of about $840,000 by doctoring a few documents. According to the charges, he had won a $1.6 million settlement for Gregory Barela.

But instead of using the funds his firm won to give the client his share, he used it to pay off his own debts. Avenatti then told his client that the money was never received, forcing his client to pay more.

But this is not the only current case against the once prominent lawyer. He also has cases against him in the state of New York for participating is similar and equally illegal practices regarding his clients, Stormy Daniels included. Daniels claims that Avenatti stole swindled hundreds of thousands from her while he was supposed to be representing her.

The athletic apparel and footwear giant Nike also has cases against Avenatti, alleging that he demanded $25 million from the company in exchange for keeping quiet about illegal payments that may or may not have been made to elite basketball players. He was arrested last March on these charges in New York’s Hudson Yards development, which is outside the law offices employed by Nike for the case.

After paying bail, for this case, he was released to go home to California, where he faced other charges, including tax evasion, bank fraud, and illegal use of company funds. It was noted that his law firm had paid nearly half a million towards Avenatti’s mortgage, spent hundreds of thousands to several car dealerships, paid about $68,500 at a luxury watch store, and had employees deposit cash receipts in his car-racing business bank account.

Naturally, he has pled innocent to all charges, regardless of how damning they are or what evidence has been found against him.

His most recent arrest, however, was for none of the above-mentioned criminal charges. Yep, there’s more.

Attorney Steven Bledsoe, who is defending Avenatti’s scamming accuser, Mr. Barela, said, “I understand that Mr. Avenatti has been arrested by the federal authorities for violating the terms of his release.”

When he was arrested previously for the case, he was offered bail, which he took. But bail was only provided if he agreed to a set of pre-trial terms. Apparently, he has violated those terms, as is noted in the letter from US Attorney Geoffrey Berman to the New York Court, where Avenatti has other trials with.

“The Government respectfully writes to inform the Court that, late this afternoon, the Government was informed by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California that it had requested, on an ex parte basis, for the United States District Court for the Central District of California to issue an arrest warrant or an order to show cause with respect to potential violations of the conditions of pretrial release by defendant Michael Avenatti in connection with his case pending in that district.

A few minutes ago, the Government was advised by the USAO-CDCA that an arrest warrant had been issued and that it expected the defendant to arrested soon. We understand that that has now occurred. We are still gathering information and will provide an update to the Court as soon as we can.”

A spokesperson for the US attorney’s office in Los Angeles, Thom Mrozek, confirmed the arrest with The Daily Beast and images of Avenatti being walked out of the court by federal agents have been released.

For a man who promised to be the one to take down President Trump, he sure is doing a swell job of it, don’t you think? Maybe he should worry about his own issues at this point. To say the least, he has plenty of them.