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Erika Girardi’s Estranged Husband Tom Girardi Hit With Another Lawsuit Plus A Judge Orders Tom To Appear In Court On Monday For Contempt Hearing Over Embezzlement Allegations

More money, more problems!

Erika Girardi is used to dealing with drama on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but it’s her estranged husband Tom Girardi who can’t seem to escape the drama – legal drama that is!

On Friday, the famed lawyer was slapped with another lawsuit amid his ongoing divorce from his Real Housewives wife.

According to Page Six, “Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services is suing Girardi and his law firm, Girardi Keese, for allegedly breaching a written agreement and conversation with the bank.”

The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on December 9, alleges that Tom “entered into five different lease agreements with the bank, all in which Wells Fargo agreed to finance the lease of office equipment.”

The suit also alleges that Tom and his law firm “failed to make their monthly payments, which included rental charges, maintenance, taxes, overages, late fees, and a purchase option.”

If that weren’t enough, the lawsuit then claims that Tom’s law firm keeps the leased equipment in two locations in California, which is why Wells Fargo wants to now seize the properties for outstanding payment.

This lawsuit comes after Tom and his soon-to-be ex-wife Erika were sued by Edelson PC, a class-action firm, for fraud and embezzlement. The former couple allegedly embezzled settlement funds meant for the victims of Lion Air Flight 610.

Speaking of said lawsuit, Reality Blurb reports via Law360 that a judge ordered Tom to appear in court Monday for a contempt hearing over the embezzlement and fraud charges on Friday.

Tom reportedly failed to meet a December 10 deadline set by U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin to argue against the allegations made by Edelson PC. Since Tom failed to meet that deadline, Judge Durkin ordered him and several law firm colleagues to attend a contempt hearing via phone on Monday, December 14.

On top of that, Tom has hired Chicago criminal defense attorney, Michael Monico, to represent him in this legal fight. The Law360 report also claims that “the vast majority of its attorneys” at Tom’s Girardi Keese law firm “have left as debts and lawsuits piled up.”

Stay tuned for more on this developing story!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is expected to return for season 11 in mid-2021.

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