Thomas Girardi and his now-defunct law firm are being accused of illegally funneling approximately $870,000 into a “straw company” posing as a staffing small business.
In the latest lawsuit submitted in opposition to Thomas by the trustee presiding around Girardi Keese’s personal bankruptcy scenario, the estranged partner of Genuine Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne is facing promises of transferring dollars to himself and others.
In accordance to court files obtained by Radar On-line on December 28, the trustee is demanding the return of $866,558 as they try to get well yrs-worth of payments created to a enterprise below the identify of Staffing Companions, which ended up reportedly manufactured prior to the personal bankruptcy scenario against Thomas and his company getting submitted.
As the documents described, the trustee believes the corporation “may have been a ‘front’ or ‘straw’ corporation for Thomas and/or other staff members or third events, which include Christopher Kamon, the Main Monetary Officer of Girardi Keese, and could have been utilized to fraudulently and illegally funnel revenue to Thomas and/or other staff members or third events, like Christopher Kamon.”
As RHOBH fans may perhaps recall, Christoper Kamon is the former CFO of Girardi Keese who was arrested in Maryland in November on suspicion of wire fraud and accused of embezzling $10 million.
“During a time when Girardi Keese was in a precarious fiscal state, and was not spending its creditors, Girardi Keese started a systematic approach of draining the readily available funds, oftentimes consisting of stolen customer have confidence in money, by, among the other points, producing distributions to particular desired creditors or third get-togethers from funds of Girardi Keese’s estate,” the lawsuit explained.
And in reference to the “fraudulent transfers” manufactured to Staffing Partners, the trustee added, “these were on account of solutions that solely benefitted Thomas and Erika Girardi aka Erika Jayne, Christopher Kamon, or other workers of Girardi Keese, or were being portion of a plan whereby checks would be designed payable to Staffing Partners on account of fraudulent invoices and the funds would then be funneled again to Thomas and Erika Girardi aka Erika Jayne, Christopher Kamon, or other workers of Girardi Keese, these types of that the Fraudulent Transfers experienced no relation to the operation of, and did not advantage, Girardi Keese.”
This lawsuit will come just times just after the $25 million in transfers despatched from Girardi Keese to Erika’s business, EJ Worldwide, have been itemized in a list of fees amid the trustee’s lawsuit against the truth star.