Entity controlled by oil mogul seeks bankruptcy protection for $13M Walker Tower apt.

Inga Kozel, Roberto Curran and Todd Kozel attend the Robert Curran Gallery Opening at Robert Curran Gallery (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Robert Curran Gallery)
Inga Kozel, Roberto Curran and Todd Kozel attend the Robert Curran Gallery Opening at Robert Curran Gallery (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Robert Curran Gallery)

Todd Kozel, the former CEO of Gulf Keystone Petroleum, isn’t going down without a fight. After losing a a $34 million divorce judgement to his ex-wife Ashley Kozel, the oil mogul is now facing the additional loss of his $12.7 million home in Chelsea’s tony Walker Tower.

But he isn’t rolling over. Earlier this week, Kozel filed a suit claiming that the apartment, where he lives with his new wife Inga, is not subject to the judgement and can’t be seized. The home was scheduled to be sold at auction yesterday.

Now, in a last ditch effort to protect his slice of Manhattan, the entity Kozel controls that technically owns that apartment (called 212 West 18 LLC) has filed for bankruptcy, according to public filings.

As LLNYC previously reported, Inga is currently facing jail time for helping Todd hide money from Ashley. In a previous injunction against Kozel, a Florida court said he’d “attempted to make transfers of well in excess of $100 million in marital assets to undermine the judgment and authority of the Florida Court,” according to the New York Post.