Citing “additional evidence,” a bankruptcy judge has approved the Girardi Keese trustee’s request to spend more money investigating whether the firm’s former litigation funders knew about Tom Girardi’s fraud.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Russell of the Central District of California, who previously rejected a similar request back in November, shut down the objections of litigation funders Stillwell Madison, California Attorney Lending II and Virage SPV 1 LLC during a brief hearing on Tuesday.