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Erika Jayne must turn in $750K diamond earrings her estranged husband bought with stolen money

Erika Jayne has been ordered to turn in a pair of $750,000 diamond earrings after a court determined they were bought with money stolen by her estranged husband Tom Girardi.Judge Barry Russell on Tuesday said that while he did not think the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, 'was aware the earrings were stolen property,' she must turn them in as they were paid for with 'settlement funds from the trust account created for a class action handled by Thomas' firm Girardi Keese,' Law360reported, according to US.Girardi, 83, in March 2007 purchased the jewelry for the Atlanta-born reality star with funds from a client trust account and claimed they were case-related expenditures, Us reported in February, citing court docs in the case. Girardi initially claimed that the earrings were stolen, but they were purportedly located in a safe.
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