Yesterday, attorneys representing the creditors seeking to claim assets in Erika Girardi’s possession filed a court motion aimed at requiring Erika Girardi and her accountant, Michael Ullman, produce a series of financial documents for their investigation into Erika’s finances. They asking for bank statements, receipts, pay stubs, and all communications between Ullman and Erika’s divorce attorney, Larry Ginsburg.
“Erika has refused to provide access to her management company, her CPA which also houses her management company, any books and records of EJ Global or any of her affiliated companies. As each day goes by, Erika has been publicly dissipating community assets by selling her clothes on public websites, flaunting large jewels on social media and on television, and has done nothing to assist in return structured firm payments being made to her instead of the firm by the California lottery, notwithstanding she was contacted through counsel over twelve days ago.” Why would the California lottery be sending payment to the law firm? UPDATE! TOM sued the California lottery over a Keno game they had briefly that turned out to violate the law. Clients requested the money they lost playing because the the state cannot profit from illegal activity.
“At every turn, Erika has used the glam to continue to aid and abet this sham transactions that have been occurring with respect to large transfers of assets from the [Girardi Keese] to Erik. Moreover, the Trustee has received zero cooperation from Erika which is constant [sic] with someone hiding assets.” The motion claims that Erika used her companies, including the newly created Pretty Mess Inc, created after the bankruptcy, to hide her assets, and has blocked access to Ullman while continuing to show off public displays of wealth.
Does this sound like the behavior of someone who had no clue about where her money was coming from? I’d like to get to the criminal prosecution portion of this side show. PEOPLE magazine was the source for the details of this motion.
UPDATE TWO: Update for the legal nerds CLICK HERE TO READ THE FILING IN IT’S ENTIRETY!