Michael Avenatti may be disbarred in California

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Michael Avenatti, a former lawyer for Stormy Daniels, could be disbarred in California, where he’s been charged in Los Angeles federal court with stealing millions of dollars from clients.

The State Bar of California on Monday asked to place Avenatti on involuntary inactive enrollment and expects eventually to disbar him, according to The Associated Press.

PHOTO: Stormy Daniels appears on The View, Sept. 12, 2018, alongside her lawyer, Michael Avenatti.Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC
Stormy Daniels appears on “The View,” Sept. 12, 2018, alongside her lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

Avenatti, who’s denied the allegations and said he looks forward to being “fully exonerated by the facts,” has 10 days to file a response and ask for a hearing, the AP reported.

Avenatti stands accused of stealing almost $840,000 from Gregory Barela, a former client, and he’s been charged in New York with misappropriating $300,000 from Daniels.

Daniels was paid $130,000 in hush money by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s former lawyer and fixer, after she said she had an extramarital affair with Trump.

Trump denies the affair.

The president attacked Avenatti in a September tweet, calling him “a total low-life!”