Karma strikes again!
Jacqueline and Chris Laurita can add one more issue to their growing list of legal troubles.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple reportedly owes more than $290,000 in unpaid legal fees to the lawyers representing them in their on-going business bankruptcy case.
In fact, now their lawyers are asking a judge to remove them from part of the proceedings.
This latest development only complicates the bankruptcy case further which surrounds Chris’ clothing company Signature Apparel which manufactured clothes for various brands until 2009 when the company filed bankruptcy.
In 2010, the Laurita’s along with Chris’ brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Adeline Laurita as well as Chris’ other brother Anthony Laurita were sued, by Anthony Labrosciano, the person the court designated to settle the company’s affairs, for using Signature Apparel bank accounts to fund their lavish lifestyle.
The Laurita’s and their family reportedly used company assets to furnish their extravagant lifestyles which included private jets, expensive cars, and luxurious vacations.
While Joseph and Adeline settled their portion of the case in 2014 for $1 million, Chris, Jacqueline, and Anthony Laurita remain in litigation.
This isn’t the only hot water the RHONJ couple has found themselves in over the last few years. The couple’s Franklin Lakes home went into foreclosure in 2015, but when Jacqueline returned to RHONJ for season 7, they were able to become current. But the couple still has two large tax liens hanging over their heads.
Interestingly enough the Laurita’s claim to be innocent but have been accused by lawyers of publicly discussing their money woes and claiming poverty as a stall tactic to “delay, disadvantage, or thwart their creditors.”
In fact, any boasting by the couple about their finances could be used against them in court.
“Publicly available information, including in social media posts in which the Lauritas boast about remodeling their home and undergoing plastic surgery, and in television programs in which the Lauritas claim to be operating a profitable business,” lawyers involved in the case tell NJ.com.
Is it bad that I don’t feel sorry for the Laurita’s at all? I think after all the shit Jacqueline talked about Teresa and she very well had her own skeletons and money issues. I wholeheartedly believe that the Laurita’s got greedy and spent their money on lavish things and are now trying to get out of it by crying poor while still boasting about new companies they are opening, house renovations, and plastic surgery.