Avenatti arrested for new alleged crimes while on bail

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BRIAN MELLEY and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the brash former attorney for the porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested for allegedly violating bail by committing numerous financial crimes to conceal assets from creditors while living a lavish lifestyle, U.S. prosecutors alleged in a court document released Wednesday. Avenatti was arrested by IRS agents at a state bar court hearing on Tuesday, where he was facing suspension of his license to practice for allegedly stealing from a client, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney's office. "Completely innocent," Avenatti said as he was being led out of the courthouse, according to the Daily Beast, which reported that the arrest occurred during a break in testimony. The
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