A federal judge will hold an evidentiary hearing by Sept. 14 to determine whether to issue contempt orders against two former Girardi Keese lawyers for failing to alert him about $2 million in missing client settlement funds.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin, who oversees lawsuits against Boeing over the 2018 Lion Air 610 crash in Indonesia, had issued a contempt judgment Dec. 14 against Girardi Keese founding partner Tom Girardi after discovering settlement funds for four families of the victims, and possibly a fifth, were missing. Durkin, who sits in the Northern District of Illinois, also referred Girardi and his firm to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago.

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