LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested for violating conditions of his bail by committing multiple state and federal crimes while awaiting trial.
Avenatti was arrested late Tuesday at a state bar court hearing in Los Angeles where lawyers were seeking to prevent him from practicing law because he allegedly stole from clients.
A New York judge said Wednesday that the arrest threatens to disrupt Avenatti's trial scheduled next week in Manhattan on charges he tried to extort $25 million from Nike.
Avenatti is expected to appear in a Southern California courtroom Wednesday morning.
He reportedly declared his innocence after his arrest Tuesday.
Avenatti represented adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump in 2018.