Tom Girardi’s Law Firm Was Approved for $1.5 Million PPP Loan, Months Before Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne‘s estranged husband Tom Girardi‘s was reportedly for a worth over $1.5 less than a year before going bankrupt.

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The Paycheck Protection Program was created to help businesses pay their staff and cover other costs amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Girardi & Keese were given $1,503,000 for payroll for 84 reported jobs on April 15, 2020, according to public records. It is not clear if the firm received the loan or if it was distributed to staff.

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However, by December Robert Keese sued the 82-year-old to dissolve their business venture, 1126 Wilshire Partnership.

Keese, Robert Finnerty and Jill O’Callahan claimed that Girardi did not pay them around $315,000 in owed income and alleged that he took the money “for his own personal gain.”

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The Hulu Housewife and the Hustler documentary about Girardi and Jayne, showed the attorney admitted that he was broke only five months after his firm had applied for the loan.

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Jayne filed for divorce in November after more than 20-years of marriage, shortly after he was embroiled in a series of lawsuits.

In December, the estranged couple was hit with a lawsuit amid allegations that they had embezzled money that had been intented for the families of the victims in the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 plane crash. Edelson PC claimed that the divorce was “a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom and Erika’s money” as they were “on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds.”

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Since the Hulu documentary dropped, Jayne’s attorneys filed to be removed from her bankruptcy case and alleged that the “relationship of trust and confidence” had broken down before filing to dismiss the original petition only three days later.

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Meanwhile, Girardi was diagnosed with dementia and late-onset Alzhiemer’s and had been put in a conservatorship with his brother, Robert, named as conservator over his person and estate.

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