A not so pretty mess!
A federal judge has ordered American Express to turn over credit card statements belonging to Tom Girardi. It is believed that the credit card statements will detail the millions of dollars spent by Tom’s estranged wife Erika Jayne over the last decade.
According to Radar Online, who obtained court documents, the judge overseeing Tom’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy case has approved a motion by the trustee to review Erika and Tom’s credit card statements.
“While the Debtor’s bank statements contain general line item entries relating to the payments, no additional information was found in the Debtor’s records that sheds any light on the nature of the payments made, or if the Debtor received reasonably equivalent value in exchange for the payments. The trustee’s review did reveal, however, substantial payments made by the Debtor to American Express,” the docs read.
The court documents reveal that Tom’s Girardi Keese law firm issued credit cards to several employees, including the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star. The latter reportedly had two cards in her name.
Tom’s former clients, who never received the millions they were awarded, believe he used their settlement funds to fund his and Erika’s lavish lifestyle. Erika insists she did not know about the misappropriated funds; however, that doesn’t fly as she still may be on the hook for the reported $25 million Tom gave her EJ Global company.
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