Tom Girardi, the estranged husband of Erika Jayne, appeared in court after being accused of embezzling millions from his clients, but was driven back to his senior assisted living home after the hearing. Girardi entered a not-guilty plea and was ordered to undergo a mental competency evaluation. He was accused of devising an elaborate scheme to steal money from clients and was set a bond of $250,000, along with restrictions on travel and contacting witnesses. Girardi was moved to a memory care unit due to a decline in his memory functions.
Disgraced lawyer Tom Girardi appeared in court and entered a not-guilty plea for accusations of embezzlement from his ex-clients, and was then driven back to his senior assisted living home after being ordered to undergo a mental competency evaluation, with prosecutors accusing him of devising an elaborate scheme to steal over $15 million from clients, and he was barred from contacting any witnesses involved in the case while also facing multiple lawsuits connected to his alleged activity, while his brother Robert revealed he was paying $8k a month for his care.
Tom Girardi, who is the estranged husband of reality TV star Erika Jayne, made his first appearance in court this week after being accused of embezzling millions from his ex-clients. The disgraced lawyer was driven back to his senior assisted living home after the hearing, where he currently resides. Girardi, who is 83 years old, entered a not-guilty plea and was ordered to undergo a mental competency evaluation.
Prosecutors have accused Girardi and his law firm associates of embezzling over $15 million from clients. The government claims that Girardi devised an elaborate scheme to steal money. The once-respected attorney was barred from contacting any witnesses involved in the case. The judge set bond at $250,000, and Girardi will not have to wear an electronic monitoring device, but he is restricted from traveling outside the state.
In 2020, Girardi and his law firm were forced into bankruptcy by creditors. Months later, Girardi was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and his brother Robert was appointed conservator. Robert moved his brother into a senior assisted living facility in Burbank, California, and he revealed that he was paying $8k a month for Girardi’s care.
Jayne has yet to comment on Girardi’s criminal charges, but she continues to face multiple lawsuits connected to her ex-husband’s alleged activity. Girardi’s room at the facility is described as having a “small hotel room consisting of a bed, desk, dresser, and armchair neatly placed for easy movement throughout the room.” Recently, Girardi was moved to a restricted memory care unit due to a further decline in his memory functions.
It is unfortunate that such a prominent attorney has been accused of embezzling from his clients. As the legal proceedings continue, Girardi’s living conditions have been brought to the forefront. It is clear that his mental and physical health are in decline, and his family is doing what they can to ensure that he receives proper care. The outcome of the case remains to be seen, but it is clear that the consequences of Girardi’s alleged actions will be felt for years to come.