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Tamra Judge slams ‘RHOC’ co-star Ryan Boyajian’s alleged connection to MLB gambling scandal: ‘Disgusting’

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Tamra Judge reacted to her “Real Housewives of Orange County” co-star Ryan Boyajian’s alleged million-dollar MLB gambling scandal.

“I didn’t sign up for ‘Mob Wives.’ I signed up for ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County,'” she said on Monday’s episode of her iHeartRadio “Two T’s in a Pod” podcast.

“This is dark. This is heavy. This is disgusting.”

Ryan Boyajian and Jennifer Pedrant
On Monday, Judge slammed Jennifer Pedranti’s fiancé on her “Two T’s in a Pod” podcast. FilmMagic
Tamra Judge
“I didn’t sign up for ‘Mob Wives.’ I signed up for ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County,'” she said. Instagram/two.ts.inapod

Judge, 56, revealed that filming for Season 18 resumed in light of Boyajian’s alleged Scandal.

“You guys, it’s bad,” the Bravo star continued. “I’m not the one that actually brought it up on the show … originally.”

Reps for Boyajian weren’t immediately available to Page Six for comment.

Tamra Judge
The reality star continued, “This is dark. This is heavy. This is disgusting.” Instagram/two.ts.inapod
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Judge revealed that Season 18 of the Bravo show resumed filming after the scandal came to light. tamrajudge/Instagram

Earlier this month, news broke that Boyajian, who is engaged to Jennifer Pedranti, was allegedly involved in the theft scheme along with Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter.

On May 8, ESPN reported that Boyajian, 46, received a wire transfer from interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, 39, to settle his gambling debts.

Later that day, Mizuhara agreed to confess to stealing around $17 million from Ohtani’s bank account and plead guilty to two federal charges, per the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Under the plea deal, he can face more than 30 years in prison.

Tamra Judge
“You guys, it’s bad,” she continued. tamrajudge/Instagram
Tamra Judge
The Bravo star added, “I’m not the one that actually brought it up on the show … originally.” Instagram/tamrajudge

The interpreter used the stolen funds to pay off his gambling debts and was told by his illegal bookmaker that he could wire money to “Associate 1,” whom ESPN identified as Boyajian.

“Mizuhara regularly logged into Ohtani’s bank account and initiated wire transfers from the account to the bookmaker and his associates as payments for gambling debts,” United States Attorney Martin Estrada’s office wrote in a statement.

“For example, on June 20, 2023, Mizuhara accessed the account without Ohtani’s permission and transferred $https://cdn.thefoxposts.com/vimedia/2024/05/15/c29c6bc29bf9224dae4https://cdn.thefoxposts.com/vimedia/2024/05/15/35bffb9ec2d074fc7bc8fc505a149719.webpaeb22319f9e.webp0,000 to one of the bookmaker’s associates.”

Jennifer Pedranti and Ryan Boyajian
Boyajian’s alleged involvement in the scandal came to light earlier this month. jennifer.pedranti/Instagram
According to ESPN, he received a wire transfer from Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter to settle his gambling debts. jennifer.pedranti/Instagram

Steven Katzman, Boyajian’s criminal attorney, revealed the reality star is working with federal authorities throughout the investigations.

“Because there is an active investigation and Ryan is working with the authorities, he can’t confirm or deny what is going on,” Katzman told ESPN. “He is not a bookmaker or a sub-bookie.”

However, sources claimed he received immunity for his cooperation.

Jennifer Pedranti and Ryan Boyajian
Boyajian’s criminal attorney confirmed the reality star is working with authorities. jennifer.pedranti/Instagram
Jennifer Pedranti and Ryan Boyajian
Steven Katzman told ESPN, “Because there is an active investigation and Ryan is working with the authorities, he can’t confirm or deny what is going on.” jennifer.pedranti/Instagram

Mizuhara’s illegal bookmaker, who was identified as Mathew Bowyer by ESPN, reportedly spent payments sent by the interpreter in casino “marker” accounts along with Boyajian.

The outlet reported that they would deposit the payments, withdraw “the chips from the marker accounts,” gamble and cash out any winnings.

Boyajian made his debut on Season 17 of “RHOC” last year.

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