RHOBH alum Kim Richards, home of Brooke, daughter of Kim Richards, raided by officers as part of stepfather fraud investigation
The home of Brooke, the REAL Housewives of Beverly Hills alumna of Kim Richards, was raided by officers as part of her stepfather’s fraud investigation.
The government investigation alleges that Andrew Wiederhorn committed securities and wire fraud, money laundering and attempted tax evasion.
Continuing the investigation, federal agents raided the Beverly Grove home of Andrew’s son Thayer and stepdaughter Brooke in December.
Brooke and Thayer tied the knot in 2014 and their nuptials were taped on the RHOBH TV show.
Brooke is the eldest daughter of Kim, one of the Real Housewives of the reality show Bravo.
According to Los Angeles Timesofficers took phones, digital storage devices, tax documents and other documents from their homes.
Brooke, however, was not mentioned in court documents.
The inquest has sought a judge’s permission to search another family member of Andrew’s home, also in Beverly Hills, however, it’s unclear whether that search has ever taken place.
An FBI financial officer on Andrew’s case alleged he “conceived and executed a fraudulent scheme” to avoid paying taxes and received “millions of dollars in fictitious loans” through his businesses.
Court documents list Andrew and his family’s credit card purchases, which included a $183,500 charge at a London jeweler, $150,000 spent on a down payment for a Rolls-Royce and $100,000 at a specialist solicitor in divorce from Beverly Hills.
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The FBI financial officer said there was “probable cause” that Andrew “engaged in criminal conduct” including tax offenses, misrepresentation to investors and misdemeanor fraud.
According to the newspaper, the status of the investigation is “unclear”.
His attorney, Douglas Fuchs of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, said in a statement late Friday that “Mr. Wiederhorn categorically denies these allegations and in due course we will demonstrate that the government has the facts wrong. »
Douglas said in the statement: “These loans were completely legitimate and were independently reviewed and approved. In addition, Mr. Wiederhorn’s tax returns were prepared and approved by independent tax experts and he performed payments under an IRS-approved plan.”
KYLE TO THE RESCUE
The Sun previously revealed Kim was living “rent-free” in a humble Los Angeles apartment owned by her sister Kyle.
The Sun reported that the troubled former Bravo star was living in the modest home because as of July 2021, she owed nearly $100,000 in unpaid taxes to the state of California.
A source has exclusively revealed to The Sun that Kyle, 52, is ‘paying in full’ for the house so his older sister can live there ‘rent free’ – as she has for the past six years.
Documents obtained by The Sun show that Kyle actually bought the Encino apartment in September 2015.
Kyle shelled out $520,000 for the two-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot unit, property records show.
It’s a far cry from the TV star and husband Mauricio Umansky’s $8 million Los Angeles mansion that includes eight fireplaces and a home theater.
Mauricio and Kyle are famous for owning the most expensive home in Encino – a suburb of Los Angeles – where Kim’s apartment is also located.
However, Kim can relax in her apartment complex as it has a communal pool, jacuzzi and is gated for privacy.
Reps for Kim and Kyle did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
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