California State Bar Moves to Suspend Avenatti’s Law License

FILE – In this Feb. 25, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing an alleged R. Kelly victim, speaks to reporters at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago after the R&B singer entered a not guilty plea to all 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he defrauded his most famous client, porn star Stormy Daniels. Avenatti appeared before a federal judge in New York on Tuesday, May 28 on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

A huckster attorney, known for his representation of adult film star Stormy Daniels in a case against President Donald J. Trump and his many appearances on our esteemed leftist cable news networks, may soon be suspended from practicing law in California.

“The California State Bar, which oversees discipline for all California-licensed attorneys, issued a ‘consumer alert’ Monday evening concerning Michael Avenatti, saying it was moving to suspend him from the practice of law because his alleged conduct ‘poses a substantial threat of harm to clients or the public,'” according to Fox News.

The anti-Trump former hotshot is currently embattled in several criminal matters – only he is the defendant, not the attorney.

“The action by the CA State Bar is nothing more than a ‘pile-on’ and was entirely expected in light of the pending charges,” Avenatti told Fox. “I offered to cooperate with the Bar and instead they decided to issue a press release as a stunt. I look forward to being fully exonerated by the facts.”

Last week, Avenatti was arraigned in two criminal cases back-to-back in the same federal court in Manhattan, but in front of different judges.

Big League Politics reported:

Former hotshot lawyer and foe of President Donald J. Trump is set for back-to-back arraignments Tuesday in a Manhattan federal court, according to The New York Post. 

“Avenatti’s first scheduled appearance involves charges that he tried to shake down athletic gear giant Nike for $20 million,” The Post said. “He is then set to be arraigned before a different judge for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his former client Stormy Daniels, a porn star who allegedly had an affair with President Trump.”

Avenatti stands accused of attempting to bilk Nike out of the $20 million after allegedly accusing the company of improperly paying amateur athletes, and then threatening to expose them unless they hired him as their attorney.

As for his most infamous client, he stands accused of stealing Daniels’ book advance. Daniels wrote a salacious account of an alleged affair with Trump after her attorney spent months on the cable news circuit barking at the President.

Separately, the attorney has been charged with wire and bank fraud after allegedly misrepresenting his assets in order to obtain a loan. He has also been charged with 36 other crimes ranging from, fraud, embezzlement, and failure to pay taxes, to perjury.

Avenatti maintains his innocence.

“I want to face a jury in both New York cases as soon as reasonably possible, and when I do, I will be exonerated,” he told The Post. 


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