Los Angeles attorney Michael Avenatti has been arrested by federal law enforcement officials in a wire fraud and bank fraud case, authorities said Monday.The U.S. attorney’s office said in a press release that details about the arrest would come at an 11 a.m. news conference in Los Angeles.
The longtime foe of President Trump represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in her public war with the president.Earlier this month, his firm, Eagan Avenatti, filed for federal bankruptcy protection. It is the second time in two years the firm has sought court protection from its creditors.
The move comes three weeks after Jason Frank, a former lawyer at the firm, filed court papers accusing Avenatti of hiding millions of dollars from the court that oversaw its previous bankruptcy.
Avenatti has denied any wrongdoing.
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