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    Erika Jayne is being investigated amid estranged husband’s embezzlement case

    Erika Jayne will be ‘scrutinized’ on new season of RHOBH as her finances are investigated amid estranged husband’s embezzlement case

    • ‘We will be transcribing every word. The show does not provide immunity to its talent.’ Attorney Ronald Richards tweeted about the Bravo show
    • Thomas Girardi – who Erika split from in November – is in debt to ‘hundreds of clients’ amid claims his law firm owes at least $26 million in settlement money
    • The 81-year-old attorney, who is in a court-ordered conservatorship and under the legal guardianship of his brother, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and says he has no money 
    • Erika is being accused of helping Thomas hide some of his assets from creditors
    • The 49-year-old has objected to the investigation into her finances
    • According to her filing, Erika says that the property she possesses, except from a few ‘household items,’ are all gifts from her husband which she is entitled to keep










    Legal professionals are going to be carefully scrutinizing the new season The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, after Erika Jayne’s finances became a focal point in the embezzlement case against her estranged husband.

    Thomas Girardi – who Erika split from in November – is in debt to ‘hundreds of clients’ and ex-workers amid claims his law firm owes at least $26 million in settlement money.

    The 81-year-old attorney, who is in a court-ordered conservatorship and under the legal guardianship of his brother, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and says he has no money. 

    Watching closely: Erika Jayne – who is being investigated amid her estranged husband’s embezzlement case – will be scrutinized as she appears on the upcoming season 11 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

    And now, two of the trustees in the lawsuit have hired Beverly Hills attorney Ronald Richards to investigate Erika’s assets, amid accusations that Thomas has been hiding some of his assets from creditors by transferring them to his TV star wife.

    ‘We will be transcribing every word. The show does not provide immunity to its talent.’ Richards tweeted about the upcoming Bravo series which premieres Wednesday.

    Erika, a pop singer, is known for her love of luxury, glam squads and traveling on private jets to exotic places, much of it funded by her husband who she married in 2000. 

    Investigators have been dispatched to go through Erika’s belongings and accounts to see what money and property she has, LA Times reports. 

    'We will be transcribing every word. The show does not provide immunity to its talent.' Attorney Ronald Richards tweeted about the upcoming Bravo series which premieres Wednesday

    ‘We will be transcribing every word. The show does not provide immunity to its talent.’ Attorney Ronald Richards tweeted about the upcoming Bravo series which premieres Wednesday

    Thomas, 81, who is in a court-ordered conservatorship and under the legal guardianship of his brother, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He says he has no money

    Thomas, 81, who is in a court-ordered conservatorship and under the legal guardianship of his brother, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He says he has no money

    The 49-year-old Bravo star has reportedly filed an objection to stop the investigation and claims Richards is biased.

    She also feels that hiring Richards is a conflict of interest because he’s currently representing plaintiffs in another case against her spouse. 

    According to her filing, Erika says that the property she possesses, except from a few ‘household items,’ are all gifts from her husband which she is entitled to keep.  

    Richards and another special counsel will, if approved by the judge, effectively become bounty hunters who can keep as much as 45% of what they seize from the reality star, LA Times revealed.  

    ‘If she wears a $150,000 ring, the victims are going to say, “That is my diamond.” If she is going to wear a $10,000 blazer, they are going to say, “That is my blazer,” attorney William F. Savino told LA Times. 

    In September Thomas took to the stand and testified that his cash and stock portfolio - once valued at more than $100 million - were gone, claiming 'I don't have any money,'.

    In September Thomas took to the stand and testified that his cash and stock portfolio – once valued at more than $100 million – were gone, claiming ‘I don’t have any money,’.

    ‘If I am a victim, I am going to want her chased to the ends of the Earth and pushed off.’

    In September Thomas took to the stand and testified that his cash and stock portfolio – once valued at more than $100 million – were gone, claiming ‘I don’t have any money,’. 

    The LA Times reports that the trustees have already begun liquidating some assets, including ownership interest in a pair of private planes.

    A mansion in Pasadena belonging to the former couple was listed this month for $13 million. 

    A trustee's probe of the liquidation of the 81-year-old Colorado native's firm Girardi Keese released last month indicated the company owed a minimum of $26 million to 'anywhere from dozens to hundreds of clients' in settlements

    A trustee’s probe of the liquidation of the 81-year-old Colorado native’s firm Girardi Keese released last month indicated the company owed a minimum of $26 million to ‘anywhere from dozens to hundreds of clients’ in settlements 

    Erika, a pop singer, is known for her love of luxury, glam squads and traveling on private jets to exotic places, much of it funded by her husband who she married in 2000

    Erika, a pop singer, is known for her love of luxury, glam squads and traveling on private jets to exotic places, much of it funded by her husband who she married in 2000

    In previews for RHOBH Erika hints at not knowing about her husband’s legal problems.

    ‘No one knows the answer but him,’ she tells her castmates in one sneak peek when asked about missing settlement funds owed to his clients.  

    A trustee’s probe of the liquidation of the 81-year-old Colorado native’s firm Girardi Keese released last month indicated the company owed a minimum of $26 million to ‘anywhere from dozens to hundreds of clients’ in settlements, according to US Weekly.

    Trustee Elissa Miller of the firm SulmeyerKupetz PC said in the report that about $2 million in the unpaid settlements are earmarked to plaintiffs in the Lion Air Flight 610 crash.

    Liquidating assets: A mansion in Pasadena belonging to the former couple was listed this month for $13 million

    Liquidating assets: A mansion in Pasadena belonging to the former couple was listed this month for $13 million

    After Erika, 49, filed for divorce last November, a class action firm Edelson PC said in December said the divorce was orchestrated to 'fraudulently protect Tom and Erika's money'

    After Erika, 49, filed for divorce last November, a class action firm Edelson PC said in December said the divorce was orchestrated to ‘fraudulently protect Tom and Erika’s money’

    After Erika, 49, filed for divorce last November, a class action firm Edelson PC said in December said the divorce was orchestrated to ‘fraudulently protect Tom and Erika’s money’ as they’re ‘on the verge of financial collapse’ in a lawsuit accusing the pair of embezzling settlement funds for the families of the victims of the 2018 crash, in which all 189 people onboard died.

    Miller’s report indicated that Girardi’s firm was also on the hook for $11 million to a San Bruno, California family as result of a suit stemming from a gas pipeline explosion in 2010.

    Also impacted were more than 8,200 clients who had damages in the 2018 Woolsey fire in Southern California.

    The report stated that there was ample ‘evidence that many cases had settled but the clients had not received the funds from the settlement,’ and that new claims for unpaid monies continued to trickle in.

    Erika opened up about the ongoing legal problems in a preview for the Bravo series’ upcoming season, claiming she had no clue about any of it.

    Kyle Richards specifically asked about the money for the crash victims, and she told her that ‘no one knows the answer’ but Thomas.

    Erika issued a statement following her divorce filing after 21 years of marriage.

    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 begins airing on Bravo May 19 at 8/7c

    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 begins airing on Bravo May 19 at 8/7c 

    ‘After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,’ Jayne said. ‘This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together. It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserve. I request others give us that privacy as well.’

    Insiders told the outlet last month that Erika has hit a ‘breaking point’ amid production of the current season, as she’s been inundated with questions from castmates about the divorce and legal issues.

    ‘From day one Erika was, like, “I will tell my story, but you have to let me tell you myself,”‘ the source said. ‘Then news kept coming out about all these legal issues Tom was involved in and it led to the girls wanting answers.

    ‘They kept trying to stir up more drama on top of the existing drama Erika had going on in her personal life.’

    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 begins airing on Bravo May 19 at 8/7c.

    It's over: Erika issued a statement following her divorce filing after 21 years of marriage last fall

    It’s over: Erika issued a statement following her divorce filing after 21 years of marriage last fall  

    1 COMMENT

    1. The false illusions of wealthy flaunted by many cast members on these Real Housewives shows is folklore. Who walks into stores and whips out over $10,000 in currency to pay for items ? Look no further than these idiots who are so incredibly insecure they not only feel the need to exhibit their phony displays of wealth on camera , they also openly invite ransom makers , tye IRS and litigants looking for their share. Safe to say we won’t be bumping into Erika Girardi , Theresa Giudice , Slade “ Amex black card” Smiley and a host of other phonies like them .

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