News no one saw coming!
The feds raided Kim Richards’ daughter, Brooke Weiderhorn’s house by Federal agents investigating her father-in-law, Andrew Weiderhorn, for alleged financial crimes.
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s daughter is married to Thayer Wiederhorn, whose father Andrew is the CEO of FAT Brands. This company owns the Fatburger and Johnny Rockets restaurant chains.
Andrew is currently being investigated for “allegations of securities and wire fraud, money laundering, and attempted tax evasion” according to the LA Times. As a result, his entire family is also being investigated.
An FBI agent alleges that Andrew “devised and executed a fraudulent scheme” to avoid paying taxes while receiving “millions of dollars in sham loans” via his various companies.
Court documents also list credit card purchases that the businessman and his family charged, including, “$183,500 charge at a London jeweler, $150,000 spent on a down payment for a Rolls-Royce, and $100,000 to a Beverly Hills divorce attorney.”
As part of the investigation, Brooke and Thayer’s Beverly Grove home was raided in December 2021. The feds seized phones, digital storage devices, tax documents, and records.
Brooke and Thayer married in 2014, and their wedding aired on RHOBH as part of Kim’s storyline for the season. They share two children.
Meanwhile, Andrew’s attorney Douglas Fuchs released a statement saying, “Mr. Wiederhorn categorically denies these allegations, and at the appropriate time, we will demonstrate that the government has its facts wrong.”
This isn’t Andrew’s first brush with the law. In 2004, Andrew pleaded guilty to financial crimes and served 15 months in federal prison.
RHOBH is expected to return to Bravo in Spring 2022.
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Source: LA TIMES