CFO of Erika Jayne’s husband Tom Girardi’s law firm embezzled $10million to pay for prostitutes and mansions in L.A. and the Caribbean, prosecutors claim
- Christopher Kamon, 49, was arrested last week coming off a plane from the Bahamas
- He is accused of running a ‘side fraud’ scheme within Tom Girardi’s law firm
- Girardi is married to Real Housewives star Erika Jayne; he has previously been accused of stealing clients’ settlement money
- Girardi, 83, has not been arrested; he is now in a legal conservatorship
- Prosecutors say Kamon however stole from the firm for the 20 years he worked there and had a front row seat to a wider ‘theft’
The CFO of Tom Girardi’s law firm embezzled $10million from the company to pay for prostitutes and his expansive real estate portfolio that includes homes in the Caribbean and Los Angeles, prosecutors claim in new court documents.
Christopher Kamon, 49, was arrested last week as part of the ongoing investigation into Girardi’s law firm.
Girdardi, 83, has been sued in civil court over allegations that he stole money from clients, taking settlements from widows and orphans, to fund his lavish lifestyle.
Real Housewives star Erika Jayne with husband Tom Girardi. She filed for divorce shortly before he was first accused of stealing from clients in civil court filings. Now, the CFO of his law firm, has been arrested
The case has played out on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in which his now estranged wife Erika Jayne stars.
Neither Girardi nor Jayne has been arrested.
She has been named as a defendant in some of the lawsuits against her elderly ex-husband, but has been exonerated in at least two and continues to protest her innocence.
After news of Kamon’s arrest emerged this week, she shared a screenshot of one article writing on Instagram alongside it ‘this s***t gets crazier and crazier.’
The arrest of Kamon brings a criminal element to the case that is new; he was picked up in Baltimore-Washington International Airport last week after landing on a flight from the Bahamas.
After news of Kamon’s arrest emerged this week, she shared a screenshot of one article writing on Instagram alongside it ‘this s***t gets crazier and crazier’
Prosecutors say he took $10million from the firm in his own ‘side fraud’ that folded into a larger ‘theft scheme’.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Kamon, who worked at the firm for 20 years, lived ‘well beyond’ his $350,000-a-year salary using the funds he allegedly stole.
During his initial court appearance, prosecutors slammed his greed.
‘This is not a Robin Hood-type of theft. This is purely greed and a lavish lifestyle,’ one said.
The indictment against Kamon remains sealed, so much of the evidence against him is unknown.
Prosecutors say they have reason to believe Kamon would flee to the Bahamas if given bail.