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Eddie Murphy's Ex-Wife

Conman Indicted

In $7 Million Scam

12/20/2011 4:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Eddie Murphy's ex-wife is out $7 million -- and now, the man accused of conning her out of the dough has been indicted on charges of money laundering, mail fraud and obstruction of justice.

According to the federal indictment, Troy Stratos defrauded Nicole Murphy out of a massive chunk of her divorce settlement from Eddie -- $7 million in all  ... nearly half of what she took away from the marriage.

According to the docs, Stratos acted as Nicole's financial manager -- telling her he had invested her millions overseas, when in fact he transferred the lion's share of the money to his personal accounts.

Stratos also allegedly promised to help her sell her swanky home in Granite Bay, CA -- but secretly lived there instead ... rent-free ... all while leasing luxury cars with her money.

What's more ... Stratos allegedly convinced Nicole to refinance the home -- as well as her other pad in Sacramento -- and then used the money to cover his personal expenses.

A rep for Nicole has no comment due to ongoing litigation.

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Throwback kid    

Is that Eddie's ex wife or ex husband? she looks like a man

852 days ago
2.

Jack    

Easy come, easy go.

852 days ago
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Proud2bBlack    

Who Cares!? All these people do is hop from one millionaire to another. No sympathy here. Hollywood is a waste

852 days ago
4.

DMisses    

I bet Eddie is somewhere laughing his azz off @ this!

852 days ago
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Scotty    

Nicole wasn't married for her brains!

852 days ago
6.

Dan    

Go to Skool Nicole you donkey. When are more women going to stop giving their money to ugly men?

852 days ago
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obama'saracist    

and this pos is gona have to repay a million dollars(yeah 1/7)

852 days ago
8.

Bud    

What a dolt.

852 days ago
9.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Stupid manly looking bitch! I hope somebody does the same thing to Kobe's soon to be ex skank!

852 days ago
10.

HumanNature    

LOOK AFTER YOUR "OWN" MONEY!!!!

852 days ago
11.

deltasweetiepi    

Please tell me that she is not that damn dumb

852 days ago
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A.M.D    

Who's stupid, him or her. How dumb do you have to be to not get a handle on your own money. She was probably getting the old donkey and couldn't see straight.

852 days ago
13.

robert drakes    

THEY HAD TO B *******

852 days ago
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robert drakes    

THEY HAD TO BE BUMPING NASTY

852 days ago
15.

ITUS    

WOMEN con men every day...its called MARRIAGE

852 days ago
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