Karen Kozlowski, the 45 year old second wife of convicted and jailed former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, has filed for divorce in Palm Beach. It was for this Mrs. K that husband Dennis threw the $2.1 million Sardinian birthday party -- complete with roman gladiators (pictured below), an ice sculpture of Michaelangelo's David peeing vodka and a birthday cake shaped like a naked woman with sparklers lit from her breasts -- that we heard so much about during his trial. With Kozlowski's assets being sold, the missus has filed with the courts to protect her half of their Boca Raton estate...
The second wife of L. Dennis Kozlowski, the ex-chief of Tyco International Ltd., has filed for divorce from the convicted corporate looter, staking claim to the sprawling waterfront mansion the couple bought with company dollars in 2001.
Karen Kozlowski, 45, filed the petition July 31 in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, asking the courts to protect her half of the Boca Raton estate.
Dennis Kozlowski, 59, jailed in an upstate New York prison on a conviction of defrauding Tyco of $600 million, has been selling real estate and artwork in recent months to raise money to pay $167 million in court-ordered fines and restitution due next month.
If Dennis Kozlowski is considering selling his Boca home as well, his wife probably wants to make sure she gets half, said Robin Roshkind, a West Palm Beach divorce attorney not associated with the case.
Karen Kozlowski's petition for "an equitable lien" on the property is aimed at protecting her share, Roshkind said.
"She doesn't want to see her assets go up in smoke," she said....
Dennis and Karen Kozlowski married May 5, 2001, on the Caribbean island of Antigua. They bought the 15,000-square-foot home in the tony Sanctuary development the following December, buying up five adjacent lots for about $13.6 million.
Former Tyco CEO's wife files for divorce - Palm Beach Post