A high-profile Bucks County attorney with offices in New Hope and Middletown was charged in a massive multimillion dollar insurance fraud scheme Jan. 22, and one relatively minor but much-discussed detail of the news story has been the existence of murals on the ceiling of her home depicting her family in flowing robes in classic Roman style.
Carla Risoldi, 48, was charged along with several family members, a private investigator and fabric vendor. Risoldi has an office on Durham Road and another in New Hope. She practices family law and used to work as a Bucks County District Attorney.
“This family and their co-conspirators stole millions to fund a lifestyle of extravagance and excess,” Attorney General Kathleen Kane said following the charges being filed. “Insurance fraud drives up the cost for everyone, including seniors and middle-class families. Even worse, the scheme was facilitated through threats, intimidation and falsely accusing first responders of serious crimes.”
Among the charges: Claire, Carl and Carla Risoldi facilitated the receipt of invoices inflated more than ten-fold for Romanesque murals inside Clairemont depicting the family “in flowing robes gazing down from the heavens.”
Since news of the charges broke last week, many of our readers have asked to see the murals in question from Clairemont, and the Free Press was fortunate to obtain two photos.
Claire Risoldi was a “prominent GOP donor and fundraiser,” according to Philly.com. Political insiders said Thursday that Claire Risoldi and French have strong ties to many of Bucks County’s most powerful Republican politicians and fundraisers.
French formerly worked in the Bucks County Sheriff’s Department and held the rank of lieutenant, law enforcement sources confirmed to LevittownNow.com.
Those charged on Jan. 22 turned themselves in to investigators before being arraigned.