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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:35 PM

Michael Avenatti Arrested by Feds at California State Bar Hearing

Source: Daily Beast

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.

During a break in testimony, members of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, who are prosecuting Avenatti in a separate criminal matter in Orange County, parleyed with Avenatti's team of lawyers and took the lawyer into custody.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/michael-avenatti-arrested-by-feds-at-california-state-bar-hearing

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Reply Michael Avenatti Arrested by Feds at California State Bar Hearing (Original post)
Calista241 Jan 14 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 14 #1
Hoyt Jan 14 #2
jberryhill Jan 14 #3
mysteryowl Jan 14 #4
jberryhill Jan 14 #5
apnu Jan 15 #14
dware Friday #22
Bayard Jan 15 #6
lagomorph777 Jan 15 #15
LovingA2andMI Jan 15 #7
Mike 03 Jan 15 #8
Habibi Jan 15 #11
LiberalLovinLug Jan 15 #13
Kaleva Jan 15 #16
Skittles Jan 16 #18
bucolic_frolic Jan 15 #9
oldsoftie Jan 15 #10
fallout87 Jan 16 #20
marble falls Jan 15 #12
Crabby Appleton Jan 15 #17
fallout87 Jan 16 #19
NCProgressive Jan 16 #21


Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:40 PM

2. Don't the feds know he is a former Presidential candidate.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:11 PM

3. That's why they set him up, see


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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:25 PM

4. Wow.

I remember him saying on TV that he was not afraid of Trump. But you see, Trump is a mob boss and will go after and get anyone wants to.

Maybe Avenatti did some slimmy lawyer skimming, but I would bet many do and never get caught. He was on Trump's list, so he got caught.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:31 PM

5. Ummm.... no

His troubles were obvious from the get-go, but people didn’t want to hear it.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 03:01 PM

14. No kidding. This guy is no saint.

This is all on him, nothing to do with Trump.

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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:55 AM

22. Wow!!!!

You actually believe that?
Avenatti is a dirt bag that got caught cheating his client's out of their money, Trump had nothing to do with that, this is all Avenatti.

Just because he was a thorn in the Mango Menace's side doesn't make him a good guy.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:11 AM

6. Boy, talk about coming down in the world....

He used to be on TV all over the place.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 03:04 PM

15. And now he's on TV again.

in a different suit.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:33 AM

7. Wow...

Well.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:06 AM

8. A sociopath who fooled me.

After a period of initial skepticism, around the time of the Kavanaugh confirmation, I got on board the Avenatti bandwagon. I so badly wanted to believe a savior was going to ride in and save us from Trump that I was susceptible to this.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:54 AM

11. Me, too. NT

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:10 PM

13. His appeal was that he was acting and speaking like we were wishing a Democrat would.

We don't have many, for some reason which I don't understand, attack dogs that speak truth to power. Those unafraid of getting another invitation back to a news studio. Avenatti was unafraid of calling out Trump for what he is and was long before anyone else was. Someone relentless on him as well. Almost every day he was on giving it back as hard as he was getting. No one filled his role when he left. Its getting better. one small step at a time. Took forever for the MSM and Democrats to utter the word "liar". Hell it took Chucky Todd three years to even understand what was going on.

Its such a shame. Same for Al Franken. It seems that whenever a bold, oratorically gifted person against Trump gets too loud, they find something to bring them down and shut them up. I'm not arguing Avenatti should not pay for his crime, just that I miss what he brought to the table.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:36 PM

16. From Hillary campaign back in 2016 "Clinton: 'habitual liar' Trump..."

"It is 90 minutes that could change the world, but Hillary Clinton is already warning that Donald Trump may overwhelm their first presidential debate on Monday if his “habitual lying” is left unchallenged by the moderator."

"“She will respond when he misrepresents her own record, but given the historic nature of how much Donald Trump lies, it cannot be only on her,” Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters by phone on Friday."

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/24/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-habitual-liar-presidential-debate

Your comment:

"Took forever for the MSM and Democrats to utter the word "liar". "

Last I heard, Hillary and members of her campaign were Democrats.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 05:12 AM

18. not me

I was not fooled by him or his client.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 05:58 AM

9. I sometimes think he was a shill to convince the public the game was not rigged

He kept the focus on Stormy and off what Trump was actually doing in office

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:29 AM

10. I proudly said his fall was coming while he was at the height of his popularity.

And people slammed me for criticizing this charlatan.
Anyone looking objectively could see what he really was; a trump like attorney

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:56 AM

20. Yep.

Many here even wanted him to be our nominee!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 09:26 AM

12. It is a darn shame and ironic that Avenatti has the same situational ...

ethic problem that Trump has. I think he thought somehow he could get it all fixed before he got in over his head. I loathe Trump for it but I pity Avenatti for it, I think he had a lot of promise.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:59 PM

17. bail has been revoked by the judge. nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 11:55 AM

19. How the mighty have fallen

I remember being hammered here by more than a few posters when I called this guy a snake.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:35 PM

21. His ambition of fame, fortune and power got to him

He could have been successful doing things the right way.

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