In 2020, Girardi Keese — the once-respected regulation agency of Erika Jayne’s husband Tom Girardi — was compelled out of business (together with Tom himself) after former purchasers accused the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills husband of embezzlement.
Earlier this yr, the State Bar of California started an investigation concerning its personal workers to find out if there was any collaboration in protecting up Tom’s alleged misconduct.
In accordance with Radar On-line, the California State Bar accused a secret witness of refusing to seem and reply questions. The witness was subpoenaed for testimony concerning the investigation.
A brand new grievance, which was filed by the State Bar in Los Angeles Superior Court docket, claims the witness was served an investigatory subpoena with the intention to produce paperwork and testify.
The gender of the witness is unknown. The California State Bar desires the court docket to order the confidential witness to seem to elucidate why they didn’t testify.
The filed lawsuit says, “The confidential investigation at challenge right here issues the State Bar’s dealing with of complaints towards Mr. Girardi, a now-disbarred licensee of the State Bar.”
It additionally claims the witness has “data related to the investigation,” however they refused to indicate up for an August 11 deposition.
The legal professional of stated witness allegedly spoke with the regulation agency in control of the investigation, however their lawyer was purportedly unwilling to supply up the shopper.
The legal professional, nevertheless, claims the subpoena is improper. The State Bar of California desires the key witness to be present in contempt ought to they fail to indicate up. As of now, a ruling has not been made.
The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills season 12 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.