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Michael Volpe Investigates Podcast The Impromptu: Episode 50 an Interview with Tom LoGiudice

Michael Volpe Investigates Podcast The Impromptu: Episode 50 an Interview with Tom LoGiudice

Tom says that the family court process killed his friend Bill Sardi.
Bill Sardi

Tom LoGuidice is the latest guest on the podcast.

Tom has been friends with Bill Sardi for decades.

Bill was the first story in the series on Orange County, California; he died in February 2022.

Tom described Bill as a self made guy who delivered cutting edge and innovative work in the area of longevity.


He developed vitamins and other products designed to increase everyone’s life span.

In particularly, Tom said that Bill worked a lot on Resveratrol.

He was a luminary in his field, Tom told me.

Tom also spoke to Bill often about his divorce, which dragged on for nearly eight years.

It started in 2014 and was still ongoing when he died in 2022. Here is part of a previous article.

Due to my ex-wife's frustration in giving orders and directions to my son- it was frustrating- so she ran her fingernails down the front of his face twice," Sardi said then described another incident, "She got frustrated with him and grabbed the nipple on his chest when I wasn't present. That's assault there."

Sardi said a totally different picture was painted in court, "Once we get into the courts, all that's forgotten. The wife is the victim. Not the child, and nothing is ever brought up about this incident}, and there was other abuse too. All this is  just pushed aside, never mentioned again by the court, and I am the perpetrator- the person causing all the mayhem in the family, and, and this is what goes on because they need to keep the trial going and the billing running."

Sardi said that not only was a false narrative of him being the problem painted but the case moved through the California courts painfully slowly. 

He said he filed for divorce in January 2014, but the couple did not split assets until June 2016. Meanwhile, a final ruling on custody until January of 2017.

"That's a lot of money spent on legal fees and jockeying around." Sardi said.

There was approximately nine months shortly before his death when Bill was not allowed to have any contact with his son.

“He would call me and he would tell me exactly how many days it had been since he’d seen him, and it added up eventually to nine months. He wanted to know exactly what his son was doing. There was absolutely no communication.” Tom said.

This was done by an order of a junior judge, Tom noted.

This, along with the constant stress of the divorce, wore on Bill’s immune system.

“It was destroying him. He was distracted. He was neglecting his health. He wasn’t eating right. He was constantly in turmoil- in emotional turmoil. He would call me almost every night.” Tom said.

His body was breaking down, and his immune system was destroyed by 2022.

For this reason, Tom believes it was the arduous divorce process which caused Bill Sardi’s death.

Tom says the nightmare did not end with Bill’s death.

“Bill died without a will,” Tom said.

As such, his estate, valued at about $10 million, has made it into the California probate system.

Bill’s brother attempted to become an executor over the estate, but a judge made Bill’s son the executor.

Tom thinks this effectively gives Bill’s ex-wife control over it.

Tom believes that two businesses, employees, vendors, and many customers are now threatened by this decision.

Post Script

Check out the previous articles in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8. Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, and Part 23.

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