Phil Ivey’s ex-wife Luciaetta has upped the odds in her retroactive divorce squabble by filing suit against her poker playing ex and two Las Vegas attorneys for allegedly conspiring to minimize the amount of loot she could fit into that $1.2m purse collection. As reported by the Las Vegas Sun, the suit filed in US District Court in Nevada on Tuesday accuses Ivey, his attorney David Chesnoff and Luciaetta’s former attorney John Spilotro of engaging in “a combination and conspiracy” to deprive her of her rightful slice of the former couple’s community property. In addition to the civil conspiracy charge, Spilotro is accused of legal malpractice for failing to “safeguard the financial interests of his client.” Luciaetta alleges that she was encouraged to hire Spilotro “at the suggestion and direction of (Phil) Ivey and Chesnoff.”
In other Vegas-based love-gone-wrong legal news, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has reached a deal with prosecutors on a domestic battery case involving his baby mama Josie Harris. As first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mayweather will plead guilty in Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday to one count of battery domestic violence and two counts of harassment. As a result of the misdemeanor convictions, Mayweather faces fines of $3k and anywhere from two days to 18 months in jail.
Had Floyd opted to go to trial, he would have faced felony charges including coercion, grand larceny and robbery, which carried a potential maximum of 34 years in the slammer. Describing the night the battery took place (which all three children witnessed), the couple’s 10-year-old son remembered Mayweather “hitting and kicking” Harris, after which Mayweather stole his two sons’ mobile phones and said “he would beat their asses if they left the house or called the police.” We guess that proves that there are some fights Floyd will agree to without first requiring his opponent to take a drug test. It also proves that ‘Money’ can’t buy class.