The home of Brock Brinson, daughter of Kim Richards, was broken into in December by federal agents investigating her father-in-law for alleged financial crimes, the Guardian reported. Los Angeles Times.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum’s, 57, oldest daughter, 35, married to Thayer Wiederhorn, 33, son of Andrew Wiederhorn, 56 – CEO of the company that owns the Fatburger and Johnny Rockets restaurant chains.
Brooke and Thayer’s Beverly Grove home was searched in December 2021, with agents taking phones, digital storage devices, tax documents and other records according to search warrant records filed in court, according to The Times.
Tough: Federal agents raid the home of Kim Richards’ daughter, Brooke Brinson, who is investigating her father-in-law for alleged financial crimes; Kim (right) pictured with Brooke in 2013
Brooke – cousin of Paris and Nicky Hilton, and darling of RHOBH stars Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards – is not named in court documents.
according to Los Angeles Magazine.
In an affidavit relating to the investigation, an FBI agent alleged that Federhorn had “devised and implemented a fraudulent scheme” to avoid paying taxes and had received “millions of dollars in fake loans” through his businesses, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Allegations: Andrew Wedderhorn, 56, CEO of the company that owns Fatburger, is being investigated for securities fraud, money laundering and attempted tax evasion. Andrew and his ex-wife Tiffany Federhorn pictured in 2010
The court documents also list credit card purchases by Andrew and his family, including “a fee of $183,500 from a London jewelry store, $150,000 spent on a down payment to Rolls Royce, and $100,000 to a divorce attorney in Beverly Hills.”
The agent stated there was a “probable cause” of Wiederhorn’s “next criminal conduct,” including tax offenses, investor misrepresentations, and fraud offenses.
As of now, no charges have been brought against Wiederhorn or FAT Brands, of which he is the largest shareholder.
Her husband: Brooke, 35, married to Andrew’s son, Thayer Federhorn, 33; Kim and the couple posed with their five-year-old son Huxley
Family: The couple married in 2014 and their wedding ceremony was recorded at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Meanwhile, his attorney, Douglas Fox of Gibson, Dunn & Crocher, issued a statement Friday saying: “Federhorn categorically denies these allegations and in due course we will prove that the government has its facts wrong.”
In 2004, Widehorn pleaded guilty to another financial crime case and spent 15 months in federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon.
Brooke and Thayer married in 2014 and their wedding was registered at RHOBH.
The couple share two children, Huxley Andrew, five, and Hunter Montgomery, two.
Famous Cousins: Brooke (left) is the cousin of Paris and Nicky Hilton (center) and cute from Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton (right); Pictured in 2014 in Beverly Hills
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