The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Jacqueline Laurita and her family are embroiled in a scandal bigger than anything Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga can muster up and RumorFix has the exclusive details.
Jacqueline and her in laws are being sued for more than $7 million in bankruptcy court — they are accused of pilfering and converting millions of dollars for their own personal use.
The lawsuit revolves around Signature Apparel Group, LLC, which was founded by Jacqueline’s husband, Christopher, and his brother, Joseph. Signature went bankrupt in 2010, but attorneys allege the Lauritas “drained the company of all its funds and assets in order to support their families increasingly opulent lifestyle.”
Now the trustee is suing Jacqueline and her in-laws and we have learned exclusively that the reality star has been summoned for a deposition on November 13 for the case.
Documents state Jacqueline’s “wrongful conduct … contributed to and exacerbated Signature’s insolvency.”
According to court papers, the Lauritas spent millions of the companies dollars on their family:
- $2 million in credit card payments
- $331,637 on at least 11 leased cars including a Bentley and a Maserati
- $284,793 on airline travel
- $145,894 for private jet rentals
- $73,793 for car services
- $25,000 for an off-Broadway theater company
- $16,951 in rental cars
The trustee’s attorney Michael Fox tells RumorFix exclusively, “It frustrates me that they are so public about their lavish lifestyle and they show indifference.”