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Erika Girardi And Estranged Husband Tom Girardi Sued For Fraud And Embezzlement! Lawsuit Claims Their Divorce Is Alleged “Simply A Sham To Fraudulently Protect” Their Finances!

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Girardi and her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, are being sued for fraud and embezzlement amid their divorce, according to a new lawsuit.

The class action firm Edelson PC claimed in federal court documents filed on Wednesday, December 2, and obtained by Us Weekly that the pair “are on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds.” The suit alleged that the estranged couple embezzled settlement funds intended to help the families of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed in 2018 and killed all 189 occupants.

“While Erika publicly filed for divorce this month, on information and belief, that ‘divorce’ is simply a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom’s and Erika’s money from those that seek to collect on debts owed by Tom and his law firm GK,” the documents claimed.

The lawsuit further alleged that Tom’s “need to fund outrageous lifestyles for himself and his soon-to-be ex-wife” was the reason behind Erika’s shocking divorce filing on November 3, claiming that the lawyer has used money meant for his clients to “release personal guarantees, pay down loans, route the money to friends and family and satisfy other outstanding debts.”

The Pretty Mess singer filed for divorce from her 81-year-old husband after 20 years of marriage on Tuesday, November 3. She later confirmed the news via a statement. “After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” she said. “This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together. It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved I request others give us that privacy as well.” 

Erika cited irreconcilable differences and is seeking spousal support from Tom. She also wants the court to determine their shared property and confirm that any gifts and inheritances are still hers. 

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