A spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said Avenatti was arrested Monday in New York.
Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy says the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against Trump faces federal charges in New York and California.
In the New York case, he was accused of threatening to use his ability to get publicity to harm the sports apparel giant Nike.
In the California case, Avenatti was accused of embezzling a client's money to pay his own expenses and debts - as well as those of his coffee business and law firm. The U.S. attorney's office also said he defrauded a bank by using phony tax returns to obtain millions of dollars in loans.
Адвокат Майкл Авенатти, который представлял Сторми Дэниэлс, обвинявшую Трампа, что он спал с ней за деньги, арестовали за вымогательство и мошенничество. А вы говорите - Навальный. Когда начали копать Кировлес Навального - это репрессии!!!! Ну а тут... Хе-хе-хе :-)