Michael Avenatti arrested by feds at California State Bar Hearing

TV-talking lawyer of Stormy Daniels vs. Donald Trump fame is now in federal custody

Michael Avenatti was arrested today.

Quite a change of fortune for the former cable news darling and wannabe presidential candidate. The dude is in federal custody right now.

The Daily Beast has more.

Reporter Jason McGahan of The Daily Beast wrote tonight from Los Angeles, "Just moments ago ex-Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti was taken out of the California State Bar Court in LA the custody of federal agents."

"Avenatti was taken into federal custody around 6pm PST during a break in testimony in a disciplinary case in which he was testifying to accusations he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from a client," adds McGahan.

More at The Daily Beast.

Dan Wetzel of Yahoo News tweeted, "Per this court document, lawyer Michael Avenatti has been arrested for violating terms of his pretrial release. It's unclear what those terms were. Was set to begin trial on extorting Nike next week in NYC."