Alex Jones' companies file for bankruptcy

Originally published at: Alex Jones' companies file for bankruptcy | Boing Boing

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In the hands of rich people, bankruptcy is just a tool to avoid having to pay what they owe.

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I’m not sure how well this is going to work out for him.* Bankruptcy courts are pretty good at finding hidden assets and sussing out suspicious transfers of wealth

ETA: I personally hope he gets a judge who will root out every penny he transferred in the last decade and every hidden account. Then make the companies claw it all back to pay every creditor, beginning with the Sandy Hook judgement

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At least he’s finally matching his financial situation to his moral one.

I’ll bet he declared it like Michael Scott did.

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“Infowars says in the filing that it has assets of $0 to $50,000“

It’ll be interesting to see where his tried to hide it all. Hopefully so fraudulently that they can pierce the corporate veil and go after him personally.

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Team doing an inventory of his house: “Hm. Let’s start with that 40’ long couch.”

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I’d like to see the courts kill this abuse like they did for the NRA, which tried to bankrupt their way out of accountability too. It’s almost a given that the Sandy Hook victims will object to it. Hopefully they’re able to stick him with all the costs of this additional litigation too.

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Perhaps the bankruptcy courts can assign a dollar value to the “Infowars” brand and give it to the Sandy Hook families so they can shred it and put it where it belongs, at the bottom of an active cesspit.

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Everyone who is shocked at this shocking development raise your shocked hand

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I recall from the John Oliver bit that it is wholly routine for him to plea to his listeners that he is nearly destitute and only purchases of his quack nostrums will ensure his continued survival?

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I’m totally on board with a transfer of wealth from shitty idiots → hatemonger → Sandy Hook victims

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Isn’t this the same approach tried by the Sackler family to avoid paying out to their opiate victims? Didn’t work for them either, as I recall.

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They owe what they owe; unfuck them.

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I hope this scum bag doesn’t get away with this. It’s clearly a tactic to avoid paying, so I hope they see it for what it is.

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it worked for them. they’re protected from personal liability, they’re still wildly wealthy - much of it derived from the drugs they dealt - and they’ll never ever spend a day in jail

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I thought the Sackler deal was overturned in court?

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