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Attorney Michael Avenatti, Sometime Scourge To Trump, Now Faces Federal Charges

Prosecutors in both California and New York City announced charges against the well-known onetime attorney for Stormy Daniels. Avenatti also had a cameo in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga.
Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stephanie Clifford, speaks to reporters as he leaves the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Sept. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Avenatti has been arrested on federal bank fraud and wire fraud charges. Source: Mario Tama

Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who attained national prominence as a legal antagonist of President Trump, has been arrested on federal bank fraud and wire fraud charges.

Prosecutors in California say he embezzled client money to pay his own expenses and debts.

Avenatti was arrested in New York on

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