Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2023, 10:43 PM

Girardi Ordered for Competency Exam in Los Angeles Criminal Case

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Disbarred attorney Thomas Girardi will undergo mental competency tests, a Los Angeles federal judge ordered in his criminal case there.

Judge Josephine Stanton of the US District Court for the Central District of California ordered the tests for Girardi, who has been indicted for fraud in Los Angeles and Chicago. The US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on March 8 also ordered a competency hearing to determine if the ex-lawyer is fit to stand trial. A finding of unfitness doesn’t absolve Girardi of the charges, but tables them indefinitely.

  • The examination can take place over video or ...

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