How Did Avenatti Avoid This?

Michael Avenatti, the ambulance chasing lawyer, has been officially “cleared” by the California bar association. Fox News reports:

The State Bar of California has closed its investigation into Michael Avenatti and allegations of professional misconduct leveled against him earlier this year, stating it does not have clear evidence of violations of the state’s ethics rules.

The complaint, which was filed in late March by attorney David Nold of Bellevue, Wash., was related to Avenatti’s role in purchasing Tully’s Coffee several years ago through an entity called Global Baristas. The complaint 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 State Bar has completed the investigation of the allegations of professional misconduct reported by David Nold. We have determined that this matter does not warrant further action,” Joe Nunley, an investigator with the California State Bar, wrote in a letter to Avenatti’s attorneys. “Therefore, the matter is closed.”

Avenatti posted the letter on Twitter Tuesday night, blasting the complaint as “baseless.”

Could we have expected anything else in a state tightly controlled by one party rule, with smut peddlers having huge influence in the government and institutions?


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