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Sold to the highest bidder - Clairemont


Former Bucks County socialite, now convicted criminal Claire Risoldi’s six-bedroom, five and a half bath estate in Buckingham went on the auction block Saturday.

According to published reports, the property in the 5700 block of Stoney Hill Road was sold for $750,000 to an unnamed contractor.

The 5,630-square-foot, fire-damaged mansion on 10 acres was actioned off by order of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania.

Risoldi, 71 – a former Bucks County Republican fundraiser – is awaiting sentencing on a February conviction of insurance fraud. She is currently serving 30 days in jail for a 2016 contempt of court conviction for witness intimidation.

According to a listing on, the estate has three fireplaces, a full basement, a three-car attached garage and a three-car detached garage with second floor storage, three central air systems, a reinforced concrete pool, a detached woodworking shop with central heat and air, and a detached storage building.

The property, which suffered damage in three fires over five years, was sold as is.

A jury found Risoldi guilty of two counts of insurance fraud, dealing in unlawful proceeds, theft by deception, criminal attempted theft by deception and conspiracy related to insurance claims she reported after a 2013 fire at the estate she named after herself.

The Risoldis sought $10 million in damages to the estate following the 2013 fire, as well as $10 million for jewelry, which she falsely claimed had been stolen by firefighters.

Risoldi’s son, Carl, 47, entered a guilty plea in February, to three misdemeanor charges in connection with the case.

The property, originally valued at $1.3 million, is in tax arrears, and has been sitting uninhabited, charred and tarped.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement at the time of her trial that Risoldi “defrauded an insurance company out of millions of dollars.”

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