Friday, March 10, 2023

"Tom Girardi funneled more than $1 million in gifts and payments to an investigator at the State Bar of California and the investigator’s wife"

[The investigator] was fired in 2015 but later sued the agency for wrongful termination and received a $400,000 settlement.
Other State Bar employees and members of the agency’s governing board also secretly took gifts and other perks
Even when complaints against Girardi were referred outside the agency because of acknowledged conflicts of interest, top bar officials and staffers continued to meddle in their handling