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RHOBH: Tom Girardi’s Girardi Keese CFO Embezzled $10 Million from Firm; Spent Money on Escorts and Real Estate Plus, Erika Jayne Reacts to the News

The former Chief Financial Officer of Tom Girardi’s Girardi Keese law firm, Christopher Kamon, embezzled $10 million from the law firm. He “used stolen funds to renovate his Los Angeles home, purchase a Caribbean mansion and shower an escort with a monthly stipend and gifts, including a $120,000 purse,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Last week, the 49-year-old was arrested at the airport in Baltimore, Maryland, on a wire fraud charge filed by L.A. prosecutors. Kamon worked for Girardi Keese for 20 years and had “intimate knowledge” of the firm’s finances due to its multi-million dollar legal settlements.

In a court hearing on Thursday, Assistant U.S. Atty. Colleen McGuinn claims that Kamon was running a “side fraud” for years that was completely separate from the “larger theft scheme” that was going down at Girardi Keese.

The main criminal operation at Girardi Keese is still under investigation and involves about $100 million in lost client money and involves multiple “co-schemers” beyond Tom Girardi.

The stolen money allowed Kamon to live well beyond the means of his $350,000 salary. The stolen money allowed Kamon to pay for a 13-month remodel on one of his five homes. It also gave him the ability to gift $20,00 a month to an escort. Kamon took the woman on expensive trips using stolen funds and lavished her with luxurious gifts.

“This is not a Robin Hood-type of theft,” McGuinn said of Kamon’s conduct. “This is purely greed and a lavish lifestyle.”

McGuinn was joined by IRS agents in court, where they claimed that Kamon was “responsible for the cooking of the books” at Girardi Keese. Agents are continuing to hunt down Kamon’s assets and secret funds he may have hidden. When the law firm went under in 2020, Kamon sold properties he owned in Rancho Palos Verdes, Encino, Fresno County, and Nevada. With the proceeds, he purchased a $2.4 million home in the Bahamas, which would allow Kamon to secure permanent residency there despite being a foreigner.

Meanwhile, Erika Jayne reacted to this news on Instagram, saying, “This shit gets crazier and crazier. Wow.”

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