A Florida woman is asking a Manhattan judge to give her a stake in the $15 million Plaza pied-à-terre she once shared with her husband — until he fled the country with his mistress and millions of their marital assets, according to a new lawsuit.
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Now Gilda Castillo wants the judge to rule that she has an ownership interest in the three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo with sweeping views of Central Park.
The pad is currently in the name of a shell corporation controlled by her soon-to-be-ex, banking and insurance magnate Leopoldo Castillo, the Manhattan Supreme Court suit says.
His lawyer declined to comment.
The couple amassed hundreds of millions of dollars during their 28-year marriage, the suit says. Gilda Castillo filed for divorce late last year after her husband allegedly stopped supporting their two youngest children and paying for their Palm Beach home.
He “has already liquidated $66 million of marital assets,” her Florida divorce filing says.
“His obvious intention is to liquidate all U.S. assets, leave his wife and children destitute, and continue life with his mistress,” Gilda says in court papers.
A Florida judge has already halted a planned sale of the Plaza pad pending the case.