“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 has not been charged with a felony, questions about what she knew he allegedly stole from the His clients’ money has arisen since the allegations were made public.
ERIKA JAYNE ACCUSED OF HIDING ASSETS IN BANKRUPTCY AGAINST THE EXTRAORDINARY TOM GIRARDI
Last month, Mastan filed a motion to withdraw from the case after Hulu released a damning documentary titled “The Housewife and the Hustler” which detailed the allegations against Girardi and questioned the degree of guilt Jayne could or not to have in his legal battle. As Page Six notes, the documentary highlights the fact that Jayne was on the list of secretaries for one of his LLCs and 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 for the reality TV 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 documents 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 under temporary guardianship with his brother, Robert Girardi, following a late diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia. In June, Robert permanently became Tom’s estate and person curator, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.