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Tom Girardi Officially Disbarred by California Federal Court

Tom Girardi
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Tom Girardi is now not allowed to follow legislation.

The former lawyer, 82, didn’t contest the choice, which was handed down by the choose on Friday, August 20, in response to paperwork obtained by Us Weekly.

The information comes two months after Girardi was positioned below a everlasting conservatorship because of his dementia prognosis, which the court docket described as a “major neurocognitive disorder.” He was first positioned below a brief conservatorship in February, along with his brother, Robert Girardi, named because the particular person liable for his actions and personal care.

At a court docket listening to in June, Tom expressed his displeasure with the association, telling the choose that he needed the conservatorship dissolved. “Obviously, I disagree with the conservatorship altogether,” he stated on the time. “I think that we should put together the reasons why the conservatorship should be dissolved, and then we’ll address it, address the court. Right now, I have nothing to say to the court.”

In March, court docket paperwork revealed that the previous legal professional had been identified with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Clinical psychiatrist Dr. Nathan Lavid wrote in an affidavit that Tom suffered from “moderate” delusions and impairment and could be unable to attend any court docket hearings “for the foreseeable future.”

Erika Jayne
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Earlier this month, Tom was noticed in public for the primary time since his spouse, Erika Jayne, filed for divorce in November 2020. In the pictures, he had a bruised left eye and noticeably slimmer body as he walked with the assistance of an unidentified lady.

The Colorado native’s authorized troubles have intensified since late final year. Shortly after Erika, 50, introduced their break up, the couple grew to become the goal of a lawsuit alleging that their divorce was “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 [Girardi Keese].”

The identical lawsuit claimed that Tom had embezzled funds meant for the households of victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 airplane crash.

Throughout her estranged husband’s authorized drama, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who has not been charged with against the law, has maintained her innocence. When her castmates requested her in regards to the whereabouts of the money Tom was accused of embezzling, the Pretty Mess writer replied, “No one knows the answer, but him.”

As Tom’s former legislation agency auctions off furnishings and memorabilia to pay collectors in its ongoing chapter case, Erika wasn’t happy to see a few of her personal belongings up on the market.

“These are all seized items,” a supply instructed Us earlier this month. “She had no approval on what was going to be auctioned off and what’s not auctioned off. … She’s just letting the law firm do what it needs to do. She wants the payment to be settled so she can just move on in life.”

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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