Avenatti violated his pretrial conditions.
Showboat attorney and former cable news mainstay Michael Avenatti was arrested once again at a meeting of the California Bar Association on Tuesday.
Avenatti had been attending a disciplinary hearing at the bar, facing charges of defrauding a former client that could cost him his ability to actively practice as a lawyer in California.
But it seems the bar association is the least of his problems. The former liberal hot shot was arrested on the basis of violating the terms of his pretrial conditions. Avenatti is already facing criminal charges for accusations of frauding clients, including an attempt to extort sporting company Nike.
Photos emerged Tuesday of Avenatti being escorted away in an elevator by federal agents. He told onlookers as he was led out from the Los Angeles courthouse that he was “totally innocent.”