Stunning Manhattan assistant who received more than $220,000 in ‘bonuses’ from her ex-Navy SEAL boss accused of embezzlement is ordered to testify against him this week after months of avoiding court dates
- Hillary ‘Alexa’ Holcombe, 34, must testify against her former boss Alden Alberto
- He allegedly stole millions from helicopter maintenance firm NorthStar Aviation
- Former CEO hired Holcombe as his assistant, promoted her two months later
- Alberto sent Holcombe $220,000 in bonuses on top of her $120,000 salary
- NorthStar’s vice president was convinced they were in a romantic relationship
A New York federal judge is ordering Hillary ‘Alexa’ Holcombe, 34, to appear in court amidst claims she was sent hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen money from an ex-Navy SEAL
A Manhattan executive assistant has been ordered to appear in federal court amidst claims she received hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen money from an ex-Navy SEAL.
Hillary ‘Alexa’ Holcombe, 34, was first hit with a subpoena in September 2018 to testify against her former boss Alden ‘Reno’ Alberto in a civil case.
Alberto, an ex-Navy SEAL, allegedly stole millions of dollars from the helicopter maintenance firm NorthStar Aviation – where he was once CEO.
Company officials claims that Alberto embezzled money from the firm and sent it to Holcombe in the form of cash bonuses, according to the New York Post.
Holcombe, who was already being paid a $120,000 salary, reportedly received $220,000 in bonuses from Alberto, who trained the Navy SEAL team that was tasked to track down Taliban leader Ahmad Shah during the Afghanistan War.
The team was later portrayed in the Mark Wahlberg film Lone Survivor.
Alberto first hired Holcombe to replace her aunt as his executive assistant in 2016.
She was promoted to chief marking officer only two months later, a move that shocked NorthStar employees.
‘I don’t think [she’d] ever done office work,’ executive Marwan Agha told the Post. ‘Even simple things, she would not do.’
Holcombe was first hit with a subpoena in September 2018 to testify against her former boss Alden ‘Reno’ Alberto in a civil case
Holcombe, who was already being paid a $120,000 salary, reportedly received $220,000 in bonuses from Alberto
Executives at NorthStar believed Alberto and Holcombe were secretly involved in a romantic relationship
Hani Farag, NorthStar’s vice president, believed that Alberto and Holcombe were ‘engaged in a romantic relationship’.
Farag became so concerned, in fact, that he ‘procured an insurance policy to insure North Star against sexual harassment claims’, according to court papers.
Attorneys in Alexandria, Virginia have spent the last few months trying to speak with Holcombe and even offered to depose her in Manhattan – where she now resides.
But the court has had enough.
On Friday a judge ordered Holcombe to testify and provide documents responsive to the subpoena when she once again failed to come to court.
If Holcombe refuses to testify against Alberto before January 11, she will face fines.
Holcombe told the Post she did not appear in court because she was traveling out of the country.
She refused to comment on the case.