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UPDATE: Michael Avenatti Facing New Charges on Money Laundering, Hiding $1 Million from Creditors

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.15.20

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti faced new charges this week on money laundering and fraud, with prosecutors claiming the once high-powered attorney intentionally concealed $1 million from his family and creditors.

“Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti engaged in fraud and money laundering to hide $1 million from one of his ex-wives and other creditors after his March arrest, federal prosecutors allege in newly filed court papers,” reports the Los Angeles Times.

 

“Avenatti, who is awaiting trial on three federal indictments, was arrested again late Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles and remained in custody Wednesday morning, according to Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles,” adds the newspaper.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Original Story: January 15, 2020

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was reportedly arrested by IRS agents in the middle of a hearing before the California Bar Association; stemming from a legal complaint the lawyer swindled a client out of $840,000.

“Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents Tuesday evening during a break in a disciplinary hearing in Los Angeles over allegations that the high-profile lawyer scammed a client out of $840,000,” reports Fox News. “The arrest occurred around 6 p.m. outside the State Bar Court, where the State Bar of California has initiated proceedings against him.”

“I can confirm that he was arrested by federal agents,” Avenatti’s lawyer Dean Steward said. “I anticipate a bail hearing at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Magistrate’s Court in Santa Ana. I haven’t seen the details of the warrant, but should have it later this evening.“

AVENATTI UPDATE: Michael Avenatti Speaks with Reporters after Arrest in LA

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.15.18

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti spoke with reporters Wednesday night after his sudden arrest on charges of ‘Felony Domestic Violence,’ saying he would “never strike a woman” and will be “fully exonerated” in time.

“I have never struck a woman. I never will strike a woman. I have been an advocate for women’s rights my entire career and I’m going to continue being an advocate. I’m not going to be intimidated from stopping what I’m doing,” said Avenatti.

“I’m the father to two beautiful, smart daughters. I would never disrespect them by touching a woman inappropriately or striking a woman. I am looking forward to a full investigation at which point I am confident I will be fully exonerated,” he added.

BREAKING NOW: Michael Avenatti Arrested for Alleged $20M Extortion Scheme Against Nike

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.25.19

Celebrity Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested Monday for an alleged $20 million extortion plot against clothing manufacturer Nike and is charged with committing bank and wire fraud charges surrounding the attempted scheme.

“Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested on charges related to an alleged $20 million extortion of the athletic apparel company Nike, federal authorities in New York City said Monday,” reports CNBC.

“Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case out of Los Angeles, where he is accused of embezzling a client’s money ‘in order to pay his own expense and debts,’ and of ‘defrauding a bank in Mississippi,’ prosecutors said,” adds the article.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Read the full story at Fox News.

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