Real Housewives star accused of hiding assets in bankruptcy lawsuit

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Real Housewives star accused of hiding assets in bankruptcy lawsuit

Many stars from the various Real Housewives franchises on Bravo have come to learn that having all eyes on you means more scrutiny and greater financial woes, not necessarily more cash.

From Beverly Hills to New Jersey, these celebrities have faced everything from prison sentences to tax liens.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is in deep legal trouble right now. The performer is accused of hiding assets in a bankruptcy lawsuit against her estranged husband, Tom Girardi.

The former couple and his law firm, Girardi Keese, were accused in a of embezzling millions of dollars intended for pilot families to fund their rich and famous lifestyles.

In the last December obtained by Fox News, attorneys for plaintiff Edelson PC, a law firm based in Illinois who represents corporate clients, accused Jayne and Girardi of their incessant bragging about their wealth, including their use of private jets and lavish gifts to one another, such as a $5,000 toilet and the star's $250,000 Lamborghini.

Edelson PC is specific with regard to the recent divorce announcement from the estranged pair, calling it a sham. The lawsuit alleges the divorce is being used to fraudulently protect GK Girardi Keese's and Tom's money from those who seek to collect on any debts owed by Tom and his law firm Tom.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her husband, PK, a talent manager, are accused of owing $1.3 million in unpaid taxes.

According to docs obtained by The Sun, PK has two tax liens for $293,222 and $289,423, filed against him from 2015 and 2018, respectively.

Another document states that the couple allegedly owes $635,887 to the IRS and Dorit, herself, owes $90,269 to the State of California.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and ex-husband served both prison terms for their financial crimes.

The Giudices in 2014 were convicted to three counts of fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Joe Giudice also pleaded guilty to one count of failing to file a return tax.

Teresa Giudice was released in October 2014 to 15 months in jail and sentenced in December 2015. Joe served a 41 - month prison sentence for fraud and a judge announced in October 2018 that he would be deported to his native Italy upon completion of his prison sentence.

Joe has said that he came to the U.S. as an infant and wasn't aware he wasn't an American citizen.

The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star was charged with federal fraud in March on federal charges alleging she and an associate, Stuart Smith, cheated hundreds of people nationwide over a 10 year period in telemarketing schemes.

Shah and Smith led the investigation to make the victims so called business services such as tax preparation or website design that they touted as a way to make the people's firms more efficient and profitable, prosecutors say in the indictment. Numerous victims were over 55 and didn't own a computer. They carried out the scheme from 2012 - 2021, prosecutors say.

Shah and Smith tried to hide their role in the scheme by using third-party names for their business entities, telling victims to send encrypted messages to communicate with them and instructing people to send some payments to offshore bank accounts, the indictment says.

The Real Housewives of Potomac star and her husband owed nearly $1.5 million in back-due federal taxes, according to a report published by The Washington Post in July 2017.

Meanwhile, Ray, through his software company, owed more than $3 million. In 2018, Bravo assured Karen that all their financial business was settled.

In 2016, Real Housewives of Atlanta alum was hit by the IRS with a federal tax lien that totaled more than $820,000.

The lien stems from the 2014 tax year during which Leakes starred on the show, launched an HSN clothing line and participated in Dancing with the Stars.

In 2018, a report claimed that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star had owed $189,342. 89 in back taxes from 2012 and additionally $7,724. 09 from 2014.

Back in 2014, Josephs and her company Vineyard Vines were sued for $12 million by the clothing company Macbeth Collection for alleged trademark infringement. The reality star was allegedly ordered to pay $300,000 in damages to settle the case.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, the Real Housewives of Orange County alum was slapped with a tax lien from the IRS.

The document accuses Michael of owing tax for 2015 and 2016 of nearly $24,000.

The couple married from 2006 to 2018.