A federal judge has issued a $2 million judgment against attorney Tom Girardi and his firm and frozen their assets after concluding that they may have stolen client money.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin of the Northern District of Illinois, who is overseeing lawsuits brought over the Boeing’s Max 8 crash in Indonesia in 2018, found that Girardi and his firm were unable to account for $2 million remaining unpaid to four of Girardi’s clients, who are “widows” and “orphans.”

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