NY Daily News: Husband Spends Wife’s $700,000 on His Mistress

January 24, 2014 in News

The New York Daily News wrote about one of our recent cases.  Here are some highlights.

A wealthy Manhattan woman says a tanning salon employee she married duped her out of $700,000, telling her he needed the money to pay off gambling debts.

In reality, Steven Lalicata’s “gambling debt” was a girlfriend in New Jersey who liked to be showered with jewelry and presents, according to court papers.

Now burned bride Candice Feinberg Lalicata, 39, is suing her sneaky spouse, his girlfriend and the friends who allegedly helped con her for $10 million.

The schemers led Lalicata “to believe that her husband, Steven Lalicata, whom she had recently married, owed large gambling debts to members of organized crime. Through a series of coordinated communications, they led her to believe physical well-being would be in jeopardy if she did not make huge amounts of cash available to him on short notice,” her Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit says.

“That was a ruse,” the filing says. “Steven Lalicata was stealing the money to live a double life.”

The lawsuit was filed this past spring. A Manhattan judge denied [a] bid to have the lawsuit thrown out last week.

Perlmutter said he was “pleased” by the judge’s decision.

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