Girardi Firm Directed Fee Payments To His Wife, Trustee Says

By Hailey Konnath (July 14, 2021, 11:14 PM EDT) -- Erika Girardi, the reality TV star ex-wife of disgraced attorney Thomas Girardi, has been collecting California lottery payments that her ex-husband's now-bankrupt firm accepted in lieu of fees in a 2012 settlement, the Girardi Keese's liquidation trustee claimed Wednesday, adding that the firm and the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star had hidden those payments from the court and creditors.

The alleged — and unusual — scheme was purportedly uncovered by Elissa Miller, the bankruptcy trustee liquidating the firm's assets. Miller said that she's intercepted $19,760 in lottery payments being dispersed to Girardi this year.

Miller outlined the allegations in a...

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