Law360 broke the story, police were called to the 4-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 10,277 sq. ft. home in Pasadena on January 22. The call to the police was placed around 11:15 pm.
The Pasadena Police Lt. Bill Grisafe told the outlet officers arrived at the home and found signs of forced entry through a broken window. The police reportedly are not sure what was stolen from the home.
Thomas originally bought the Pasadena mansion in 1980 for about $1.3 million.
It’s unclear who was home at the time of the incident. Thomas is reportedly living alone in the property at moment. Erika recently moved into a $1.5 million modest home near Hollywood. She is fighting Thomas in divorce court over spousal support payments.
A judge recently appointed Thomas’s brother Robert as a temporary conservator of his estate. In his petition, Robert claimed Thomas was suffering from short-term memory loss and unable to care for himself. His creditors don’t exactly buy the claim. Many find it convenient he is suffering health problems as his legal and financial problems worsen.
Last month, a bunch of Thomas’s creditors forced the once-respected lawyer into Chapter 7 bankruptcy. They filed an involuntary petition which was signed off on by a federal judge. The court-appointed a trustee to take over control of Thomas’s finances. His assets will now be seized and sold off to pay off his massive debts.
As The Blast first reported, the trustee filed documents in the case asking the court to evict Thomas from the megamansion.
The trustee wants Thomas to be out of the home within 14 days. He says if Thomas refuses to turn over the keys to the property within the two-week window he wants him evicted by law enforcement.
The trustee says he has been trying to gain access to the property last month but was shut down. The trustee says he asked. “for access to the Property to enable his real estate broker to inspect it for marketing and sale. The Trustee was not provided with access for various reasons, many of which (including the Debtor’s health conditions) may not be resolved for many months. At the same time, the Property is not being adequately maintained and expenses of the estate continue to accrue including insurance payments.”
The judge has yet to make a decision on kicking Thomas out of the home.