Erika Jayne reacted to estranged husband Thomas Girardiduring his recent arraignment in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
After the disbarred attorney was charged with wire fraud after stealing $18 million from his former clients, including relatives of Lion Air plane crash victims, the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The star was seen leaving downtown Burbank, where she answered questions about Thomas’ ongoing legal drama.
“Have you heard of Tom Girardi being charged with wire fraud?” a Daily Mail photographer asked Erika as she walked to her car on February 1.
“I did,” replied Erika, who was wearing a light blue Alexander Wang tracksuit and sunglasses.
“He faces years in prison, 20 years I heard, right… What is your reaction to that,” the photographer continued.
But the RHOBH The actor wasn’t ready to share and told the man, “You know, I have something to say, but not right now. You will hear from me soon”, before confirming that she was not worried about her own “situation”.
When the man insisted, asking her if she felt that Thomas “deserved to be charged”, Erika cracked.
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“Didn’t you hear what I told you five seconds ago – that when I have something to say, I’ll tell you?” she asked.
Erika Jayne discusses Tom Girardi’s federal fraud indictment for the first time. #RHOBH
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As RHOBH Fans may have heard that Thomas has been indicted in Chicago and Los Angeles after he was accused of stealing $3 million from relatives of plane crash victims and $15 million from other former customers. However, due to the Alzheimer’s diagnosis he received in early 2021, it is unclear whether he will be found fit to stand trial.
According to the report, Thomas, who currently lives in a memory care facility in Orange County, allegedly stole the funds needed to pay American Express bills and country club memberships, and he faces a sentence of maximum prison term of 20 years.
In addition to Thomas’ indictment earlier this week, his son-in-law, David Lirawas also charged in Chicago, while its former chief financial officer (CFO), Christopher Kamonwas charged with Thomas in LA
As Thomas faces his recent indictment, Erika continues to fight a $25 million lawsuit filed by Thomas’ trustee in bankruptcy, as well as a number of other lawsuits related to Thomas’ fraud crimes.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 is expected to go into production later this month.