In 2020, Girardi Keese – the once respected law firm of Erika Jaynethe husband of Tom Girardi – was forced into bankruptcy (along with Tom himself) after former clients accused the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills embezzlement husband.
According Speed cameras online, the California State Bar accused a secret witness of refusing to appear and answer questions. The witness was subpoenaed to testify about the investigation.
A new lawsuit, which was filed by the State Bar in Los Angeles Superior Court, claims the witness received a subpoena to produce documents and testify.
The gender of the witness is unknown. The California State Bar wants the court to order the confidential witness to appear to explain why he did not testify.
The lawsuit filed says, “The confidential investigation at issue here relates to the state bar’s handling of complaints against Mr. Girardi, a now disbarred licensee of the state bar.”
He also claims the witness has “information relevant to the investigation”, but they declined to appear for a deposition on August 11.
The lawyer of said witness reportedly spoke with the law firm in charge of the investigation, but their lawyer was apparently unwilling to propose the client.
The lawyer, however, says the subpoena is inappropriate. The California State Bar wants the secret witness to be held in contempt if he does not appear. So far, no judgment has been rendered.
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