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A filing in federal court in Maryland on Wednesday offered new details about how Tom Girardi’s chief financial officer conducted what prosecutors have called a “side fraud” inside the massive corruption at the legal titan’s Los Angeles-based firm.
In an affidavit justifying the arrest of Christopher Kamon on a wire fraud charge, an FBI agent wrote that the former Girardi Keese CFO duped his boss out of millions of dollars by persuading Girardi’s secretary that the firm’s operating account was running low.
The secretary would then contact Girardi, who would in turn authorize Kamon to replenish the firm’s supposedly depleted coffers with money from a trust account holding clients’ money, according to the affidavit submitted by Special Agent Elias Guerrero. He wrote that Kamon spent millions on home renovations, exotic cars, and “female escorts.”
The alleged scheme involved at least $10 million, prosecutors have said, and occurred during a period in which an even greater fraud involving as much as $100 million in client funds was playing out at the law firm.