Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was taken into custody in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, following a day-long disciplinary hearing, according to ABC News.

The arrest of Michael Avenatti reportedly happened outside the disciplinary hearing in which the State Bar of California has accused the attorney of using a doctored document to scam a client out of nearly $840,000, funneling money from a lawsuit settlement fund to his personal use.

“I understand that Mr. Avenatti has been arrested by the federal authorities for violating the terms of his release,” said attorney Steven Bledsoe, who represents the alleged Avenatti victim in the State Bar case, who was an eye witness to the arrest.



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