Avenatti's wife has confirmed that the couple lived an extravagant lifestyle including expensive homes, cars, travel, private jets, and a full-time pilot on the payroll.
Attorney Michael Avenatti, who fancies himself a potential contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, owes more than a million dollars to the IRS, but that hasn’t stopped him from living a regal lifestyle.
The Daily Beast reported:
Tax liens filed in Orange County also show that Avenatti has personally owed at least $1.2 million in federal taxes on top of the corporate debts. One lien, filed in February 2018, was for $308,396, while another filed in August 2015 showed a balance of $903,987. The Daily Beast did not find records showing the liens were released, but Avenatti claims both debts were “fully paid.”
A review of court documents reveals that Avenatti, his former law firm Eagan Avenatti, and his former company Global Baristas, the majority owner of the Seattle-based Tully’s coffee chain, have owed millions in unpaid federal and state taxes in Washington and California, as well as hundreds of thousands in past-due rent to landlords.