Tom D’Agostino Sued For Fraud

Luann de Lesseps’ estranged husband Tom D’Agostino is in the middle of a fraud lawsuit. That’s right, Tom, his father Thomas, and brother Jonathan, were all listed in a fraud suit filed in 2012 by Frederick J. Keitel in Palm Beach County, Florida, and Tom is still involved in litigation for the case.

Frederick claimed that Tom was fired from his company, Workflow, “when the Board of Directors became aware that he was involved in fraudulent activating, including the diversion of significant projects and funds from the company to his personal use.”

The company “demanded the reimbursement of approximately $1,200,000.00” from Tom and his father” rather than go through court proceedings, but they told Frederick that Workflow was in “financial trouble” and wanted to use the money from their joint company to pay Workflow back, according to court documents obtained.

But, Frederick claimed that “the payments [made by their joint company] were actually used by the D’Agostinos to reimburse Workflow for their own personal wrongdoings, including illegal and fraudulent activity.” He also alleged that the funds from their joint company were used to start Smart Source LLC, where Tom is the president and CEO and his father is the chairman. Tom’s Facebook profile states he currently works at Smart Source LLC.

Frederick also claimed that the D’Agostinos provided their real estate broker with false information to secure mortgages in the company’s name, and when that failed the company was hit with “more than $150,000 in interest penalties.”

He asked for the court to enter a judgment against Tom’s dad “for damages in excess of $10,000,000.00, plus interest, costs and attorney’s fees.”

The D’Agostinos filed a counter claim claiming that Frederick was in the wrong, and asked the court to dissolve their joint company and to appoint a new General Partner in Frederick’s absence.

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  • Lady Kai

    He has no neck. Lol Glad Luann got out in time.. saw her once she so tall and lovely..

  • It’s so ironic that EVERYONE warned her, but she wanted Tom……no matter what. Luann is the weirdest HW ever. I was actually thinking, whilst surprising myself, that I had after 9 seasons started liking her. She seemed so much more fun, sincere, compassionate and real. I particularly like the way she can forgive. I mean, if anyone needed forgiving, it was Bethenny for what she said at Dorinda’s ( although all true I am sure ) or B wouldn’t have said it. All the HW’s agreed and know Luann has a penchant for men, lot’s & lot’s of men, any age. Then in her pretentious way, the whole thing about Carole and her chef. She lied about the entire thing and made it into something it wasn’t. It wasn’t as if Carole had gone out with Victoria’s BF, or the husband of any woman. Carole and Adam are grown people with the absolute right to have a love affair, no matter that her niece and Adam used to be an item. At that reunion Luann tripped over her tongue and couldn’t express why it upset her so much, because she couldn’t be honest that Carole was right in that it was because Luann herself had a “thing” for him, and Carole got him, not Luann. Anyway, I am truly sorry for Luann in this mess. What a humiliating thing after 7 months that she was forced to keep her word and file for divorce if and when she saw for herself that he was cheating. I do hope she remains in the growth pattern she seemed to me to be in. In Mexico she was actually fun and real.

    • DaysofWineandRoses

      Yes, yes, and YES. Upvote.

  • I just read the new comment policy and short autobiography that Niki ( spelled wrong purposely to avoid having my comment held over ) I was so pleased to learn about you, N. Thank you for sharing with us the reason you started this wonderful blog.

  • Gloria C

    Not only is this man a gigolo…he’s a damn criminal as well! Luann u need to count ur blessings n don’t look back!

  • Deborah Brenner

    Tom is short on character? What a shock. I think LuAnn asked for what she got. She was looking for a jet setter, not a good man. And that’s what she got. Every time they ask her to explain what she liked about him her answer was about a lifestyle and a man that (supposedly) loved her so much, and never about whether he was a good person.

  • Starr

    Oh my, seems Tom is so much more than a womanizer. What a shock!!!

  • DaysofWineandRoses

    You got out just in time, Girl! Good for you. Can’t wait to see the one on one interview with Andy in the Hamptons: the interview clip circulating now describes the straw that broke the camel’s back. A man will only treat you the way you allow him to.

  • Trixiebelle

    All these rich bastards are nothing but a bunch of con artists who rip and rob and don’t pay their bills. No surprise at all. What a low life.