Erika Jayne’s Estranged Husband, Tom Girardi, Had His Assets Frozen And He’s Suffering From A “Serious Illness”

December 15, 2020 / Posted by:

Erika Jayne is going to have one hell of a storyline on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because she’s being accused of some financial schemes with her husband Tom Girardi. After Erika filed for divorce, Tom was accused of allegedly embezzling millions of dollars from the families of victims from the Boeing plane crash in 2018. And his legal partners are suing him over a bunch of stuff. And he had a mystery illness that put him in the hospital. And he had his assets frozen. And the feds may start looking into him for criminal stuff. Well, if all this legal trouble leads to Tom going broke broke, at least Erika knows this drama can keep her on RHOBH for the next decade.

81-year-old lawyer, Tom is being accused of embezzling “at least $2 million in client funds that were due to the families of those killed in the crash of a Boeing jet in Indonesia.” UsWeekly says that Tom appeared in court via phone and nothing positive happened to him. An attorney at Tom’s firm, Keith Griffin, said that Tom was unable to appear in court, and mentioned some serious illness which was not elaborated on, saying Tom was:

“Unavailable in recent weeks due to a serious illness that caused him to be hospitalized for which he sought treatment.”

And Keith explained that he doesn’t where all the money, which was supposed to go to crash victims’ families, went because that was Tom’s job:

“[He] could not elaborate on why such an amount was still owed to certain clients or what the status of the remaining settlement proceeds was because Girardi is the sole equity owner of [his firm Girardi Kesse] with sole and exclusive control over the firm’s bank accounts, including its client trust accounts.”

Apparently back in July, Tom “couched everything” due to the illness and explained that his “mistake” of the crash money was also because of his hospitalization.

Tom’s attorney, Evan Jenness, told the judge that Tom’s not really all himself and hasn’t even helped them with preparing for the case. Evan suggested that Tom needs a medical evaluation:

“I’m unsure that he understands either the nature or the gravity of the current situation,” Jenness told the judge, noting that they wanted Girardi to go through a mental examination.

And apparently, their law firm is broke and can’t even properly pay employees. No wonder Tom doesn’t wanna pay spousal support–$15,000 is Erika’s hairspray budget. As a result of the hearing, the judge froze Tom’s assets and said he could be “disbarred and quite possibly charged criminally.”

And TMZ says that not only did the judge who froze Tom’s assets refer the case to the US Attorney’s Office for a possible criminal investigation, Tom is also being sued by Robert Keese, the other named partner in his law firm, and some others he partnered with on a project:

As if the legal fallout couldn’t get any worse … Girardi’s facing TWO more lawsuits — one from Robert Keese, the other named partner in Girardi’s firm, who claims Girardi owes him $506k for using his name per a deal they struck. Keese says Girardi made some payments but then stopped.

In the second lawsuit … Girardi’s partners in a venture called 1126 Wilshire filed legal docs to dissolve the partnership … claiming Girardi fraudulently encumbered property the partnership owns worth around $7.5 million.

Well, this is some deep shit and I’m sure that Erika is taking it seriously (not really). Though it must be tough to be accused of financial crimes and then defend yourself when you literally have music videos about not giving a fuck and having expensive things.

Prosecutors are about to roll into court with this video and say: “Exhibit A, your honor!”


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