Remember when people in the liberal media thought Michael Avenatti was a serious contender for president?
Those days are long over.
Avebatti was arrested by federal agents in California on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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
It looks like his political aspirations are over.