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Eddie Murphy’s Ex-Wife Nicole Murphy Says She’s Broke, Owes IRS
Nicole Murphy (left) was conned out of $10 million by former friend Troy Stratos (right)
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When Eddie Murphy and Nicole Murphy were divorced in 2006, she was awarded a$15 million settlement.
Nicole and Eddie Murphy were married for 12 years. They have 5 children
$10 million of it is now gone after Nicole was conned by a former friend she had known for 34 years.
According to the New York Post, Troy Stratos told Nicole that he would invest the money overseas where it would earn a high rate of return.
A federal lawsuit filed in Sacramento alleged that Stratos kept all of the funds and covered Nicole's expenses with her own money.
A majority of the funds were used to finance Stratos' lavish lifestyle.
A trial was set to begin on September 12, but Stratos suddenly decided to plead guilty this week.
It was initially thought that Stratos had stolen $7-8 million from Nicole. Unfortunately for her, it turned out to be much more.
on Wednesday, August 31, he pleaded guilty to 11 counts of wire and mail fraud, two counts of money laundering and one count of obstruction of justice.
The 50-year old is already serving prison time for wire fraud and money laundering after being found guilty in May 2015, of defrauding a Philadelphia investment group out of $11.25 million.
Nicole, 48, told TMZ that she hoped to get all of the money back, if not more. She added that if that wasn't possible she would still be OK financially.
Stratos could end up spending the rest of his life in prison. If convicted of wire and mail fraud he could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison for each crime.
Money laundering and obstruction of justice carry a maximum penalty of 10 years each.
Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife Nicole is broke!! Rumor has it she blew the $15 million settlement from her divorce with Eddie in 2006, and she didn’t just spend all of her money; she owes the IRS $846,000 and was forced to put her home up for sale. When Nicole divorce Eddie Murphy, she opted for the one time payment instead of monthly installments.DAMN!!
And get this…the IRS isn’t the only people she owes money to, Nicole also owes a law firm $600k, $60k to a landscaping firm, and owes $5 mill on her LA home.
Nicole Murphy is engaged to FOX NFL Today analyst and former NFL player Michael Strahan.
Things are looking up for ex-Giant Michael Strahan, not only did his new TV show, Brothers get picked up, he also got engaged to girlfriend of two years Nicole Murphy.
According to people.com, Strahan popped the question to Nicole (ex-wife of actor Eddie Murphy) on a beach in the Bahamas with a stunning canary yellow and white diamond ring.
Murphy, who has five children with her ex, wouldn’t comment about the plans for her future with Strahan. But he says that though they’ve talked about it, “There aren’t any plans for kids… We’ve got nine between us already.”
Damn that’s a whole lot of kids…
We told you earlier in the year about Michael spying on Nicole, guess they worked through those issues.
Ex-football player Michael Strahan, suspecting girlfriend Nicole Murphy was cheating, bugged her car with a tracking device and caught her in the act.
Here’s what went down according to the New York Post:
Murphy boasted in February 2008 that she and Strahan have a relationship based on “communication and shared interests.”
But she also had been sharing interests with Universal Records A&R exec Demetrius Spencer.
Introduced by a mutual pal, Murphy had been “hiding” her affection for Spencer from Strahan “for almost a year,” the sources said.
Using the excuse of “business trips,” a source said, Spencer and Murphy would jet off to exotic getaways in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Was he wrong for spying? Tell us what you think.
For several months, the couple had exchanged gushing e-mails, professing their love for each other. In the notes, some of which were obtained by The Post, Murphy told Spencer she planned to come clean to Strahan about their relationship.
This isn’t the first time Michael has snooped on a lover, he did it to his ex-wife and sister-in-law.