April 25, 2024
Erika Jayne fraud allegations

Erika Jayne Facing Allegations of Fraud Scheme Involving Secret Service Agents

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Erika Jayne Facing Allegations of Fraud Scheme Involving Secret Service Agents

Las Vegas : Erika Jayne’s Las Vegas residency dreams might be overshadowed by legal troubles. The TV personality, known for launching her Las Vegas show “Bet It All On Blonde,” is now facing a lawsuit filed by costume merchant Christopher Psaila. The lawsuit alleges her involvement in a fraud scheme against Psaila, according to court documents obtained by USA TODAY.

Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy

In the lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Psaila, co-founder of costumer Marco Marco, claims that Erika Jayne, along with a group of Secret Service agents and American Express, conspired to “maliciously prosecute” him. The lawsuit alleges that Jayne accused Psaila of defrauding her through false charges on her American Express card, totaling $800,000 to $900,000. Psaila asserts that he had Jayne’s permission to charge her card for costumes and services his company provided for her performances dating back to 2014.

Weaponizing Secret Service and Involving American Express

The lawsuit also alleges that Jayne and her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, “weaponized” the Secret Service by bribing an agent to launch a federal criminal investigation against Psaila. It further states that American Express was enlisted in their alleged scheme, accusing the company of not investigating Jayne’s claims of unauthorized charges and refunding the couple almost $800,000.

Erika Jayne fraud allegations
Erika Jayne

Erika Jayne fraud allegations

The complaint claims that both Jayne and Girardi had a motive to claim fraud, as Girardi was facing financial issues and allegedly used settlement funds to support their extravagant lifestyle. Although the charges against Psaila were eventually dismissed, he contends that the legal ordeal caused him severe emotional distress and financial harm.

Damages Sought

Christopher Psaila is seeking a minimum of $18.2 million in damages and is requesting a jury trial to address the alleged conspiracy and its consequences on his business and personal life. The legal dispute has reportedly led to substantial losses for Psaila’s business, including clients, retailers, and employees, resulting in significant financial damages.


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