As time goes on, Michael Avenatti is looking slimier and slimier in the court of public opinion. From some of his business dealings to his threats to sue news organizations.
Well it turns out now he’s being investigated by the State of California for allegedly not paying taxes:
FOX NEWS – The State Bar of California is investigating porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, Fox News has confirmed, after a complaint was filed regarding allegedly unpaid taxes.
Fox News on Wednesday obtained an April 18-dated letter verifying the existence of the investigation—unrelated to his representation of Daniels.
“The complaint against attorney Michael J. Avenatti has been reviewed and forwarded to the Enforcement Unit for further investigation and prosecution, if warranted,” said the letter from the state bar, written by Supervising Attorney Anand Kumar and reviewed by Fox News.
The letter also provided the names of the investigators reviewing the complaint.
The complaint itself was filed in late March by attorney David Nold of Bellevue, Wash., regarding Avenatti’s role in purchasing Tully’s Coffee several years ago through an entity called Global Baristas.
The complaint, first reported by The Seattle Times, said Avenatti and Global Baristas faced a lien for unpaid federal taxes worth roughly $5 million, claiming taxes were withheld from workers’ paychecks but not paid to the government. The complaint from Nold, as posted by The Seattle Times, called into question Avenatti’s “fitness to practice law.”
What you want to bet Avenatti is sending a threatening letter to both Fox News and the State of California right now. LOL.
On a related note, Avenatti has apparently called a writer for Hollywood Reporter an “a**hole” after he wrote a piece questioning whether Stormy Daniels needs to dump Avenatti. Avenatti also demanded that the editor for Hollywood Reporter call him over the story:
Well, guess I don't have to wonder if he's read it. pic.twitter.com/VFMLP9KURr
— Eriq Gardner (@eriqgardner) May 16, 2018
And I thought Trump was thin-skinned!
You can click over to Mediaite to read more about this…
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