Just days after a judge froze Thomas’ assets and warned his estranged wife, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika, against selling items that may be deemed as community property, an emergency hearing has been set to appoint a trustee to preside over Thomas’ belongings.
“Emergency motion to to appoint a Trustee to take over Girardi’s assets, Christmas Eve surprise!! Judge to set an emergency hearing date,” attorney Ronald Richards announced on Twitter on December 24.
Emergency motion to to appoint a Trustee to take over Girardi's assets, Christmas Eve surprise!! Judge to set an emergency hearing date. Part of motion attached. More to come. #RHOBH #GirardiFraud pic.twitter.com/edBgTJvO32
— Ronald Richards (@RonaldRichards) December 24, 2020
Hours later, Ronald returned to Twitter, where he confirmed the hearing had been set for January 5.
“January 5, 2021 is the date with briefing between now and then,” he explained.
According to Ronald, the fact that the judge moved so quickly on the motion to have the hearing set is quite telling to the seriousness of the case against Thomas.
“This shows the magnitude of the situation, a judge doing this on Christmas Eve. It is truly remarkable the speed at which the Court’s are responding to address this fraud in the middle of a pandemic between Xmas and New Years, the deadest times in the courthouse by far,” he shared.
Court GRANT'S an immediate hearing date within hours. January 5, 2021 is the date with briefing between now and then. We will be covering that hearing of course. The order is below. #RHOBH, #BRAVOTV, #GirardiFraud This shows the magnitude of the situation, a judge doing this pic.twitter.com/aIFFBEGhzC
— Ronald Richards (@RonaldRichards) December 25, 2020
Thomas and the RHOBH cast member were sued at the end of last month by a class action firm Edelson PC for allegedly embezzling $2 million from family members of victims of a 2018 plane crash in Indonesia and in the weeks that followed, a number of additional lawsuits have been filed against the attorney.
Thomas is also now facing an involuntary bankruptcy as many of his creditors attempt to collect on the money they are owed. And, if a judge signs off on the involuntary bankruptcy petition against him, Thomas’ legal issues will all be dealt with in one place and his assets will be distributed to those owed.
“I’m willing to bet 2021 is even bigger,” Erika teased.
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