‘Real Housewives’ star Erika Jayne switches lawyers in ongoing bankruptcy case
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne is changing attorneys for the remainder of her pending bankruptcy case.
According to court documents seen by Fox News, the reality TV star, 49, filed documents on Monday July 5 informing the court that she replaced her former lawyer, Peter Mastan, with Evan C. Borges, who s ‘will take care of its procedure in the future.
The reality TV star’s ex-husband, Tom Girardi, and his law firm, Girardi Keese, have been charged in a federal lawsuit with embezzling millions of dollars intended for the families of accident victims in plane to finance their rich and famous way of life. Girardi was sued by his business partners, resulting in the Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. Although Jayne was not charged with a felony, questions about what she knew he allegedly stole money to his clients has arisen since the allegations were made public.
ERIKA JAYNE ACCUSED OF HIDING ASSETS IN BANKRUPTCY AGAINST THE EXTRAORDINARY TOM GIRARDI
Mastan filed a motion to withdraw from the case last month after Hulu released a damning documentary titled “The Housewife and the Hustler” which detailed the allegations against Girardi and questioned Jayne’s guilt or not. in his legal battle. As Sixth page Note, the documentary highlights the fact that Jayne was on the list of secretaries of one of his limited liability companies and that the money was transferred to his company, EJ Global.
“The relationship of trust that is essential to the proper functioning of an attorney-client relationship has broken down and, according to the lawyer’s good faith assessment, the relationship is irreparable,” reads the petition of 14 June (via Us weekly).
ERIKA JAYNE ORDERED TO TRANSMIT FINANCIAL RECORDS AS PART OF AN ASSET INVESTIGATION
Borges’ first order of business will likely be a judge’s order forcing the reality star to turn over his financial records which fell last week. The order came just days after the reality TV star was accused in separate court files of refusing to hand over her bank statements so that a court could properly determine whether the allegations made in the documentary actually did. legal status.
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Meanwhile, Jayne filed for divorce in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage to the notorious California trial lawyer, before her alleged crimes became known to the public.
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Tom, 82, was placed in temporary guardianship with his brother, Robert Girardi, following a late diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia. In June, Robert permanently became the curator of Tom’s estate and person, by Entertainment tonight.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.