Alex Jones says he won't be paying off those verdicts

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He won’t pay it all. But he will keep paying until the day he dies.

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Court-appointed manager of his finances: “Actually…”

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Ok, then lets just throw him into a well.

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The courts are saying otherwise.

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Jones also said that he would not “give up his public life, or discontinue public discourse” as part of a bankruptcy settlement.

The only way he’s going to do that without paying his debt is by standing on a soap box on the pavement ranting and raving.

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There’s no kind of entitlement like Rich, Right-Wing White-Guy entitlement.

Courts: The law is the law, you will pay $1.4billion.
RRWWG: No, that’s not convenient for me.

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I’m fine with that, so long as he spends that time in jail. His accountants can visit him and he can really focus on getting things sorted out without any other distractions.

I mean I haven’t been appointed to represent the plaintiffs or anything, and I’m not even a lawyer, nor a productivity expert, but hey, I can have a good idea once in a while, what say we give it a try?

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It’s an open question whether the bankruptcy court will let him discharge any amount of the judgments, but it would be a horrible decision if it let him. Refusing to comply with discovery, getting a default judgment against you, and then arguing that the “willful and malicious” elements haven’t been is the kind of bad-faith gamesmanship that most bankruptcy judges come down on with a hammer, but nobody should count any chickens.

If the bankruptcy court doesn’t buy his bullshit, however, the size of the judgments means it will be worth it for someone to pursue these judgments until long after Jones is in the ground.

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Wow, I had no idea that disorganization was an excuse for not paying your debts. My financial future just got a lot rosier.

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Wage Garnishment, muthafucka.

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Courts are very forgiving when you just tell the judge to fuck off.

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Only if it’s a dry well that’s never expected to be useful for drinking water purposes, because that would be a waste.

If it was a septic tank, though? perfect fit.

I’ve tried that, and my creditors had no sympathy for me, and that was for only a couple thousand bucks back then.

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Oh, hey, got a house? Now you don’t. Got possessions? Now you don’t. Got a multi-million-dollar TV studio full of electronic video production equipment? Now you don’t.

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I’m sure we all kind of figured it would play out this way.

The real punishment is that now Jones is going to be hounded by the courts like those innocent families were hounded by his minions. He should feel stress and maybe even get tossed in jail overnight for failure to pay, and he will probably get caught trying to squirrel away money somewhere.

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Sheriff’s department can seize his property and auction it off to satisfy a judgement. The studio that he broadcasts his show could be potentially be seized and liquidated… There are exemptions for a car, home and up to a certain amount in assets, but the rest is often fair game to be confiscated and sold off.

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Better an Oubliette

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Alex Jones says a lot of things that aren’t true.

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This move is going to expose all his finances. I am confident someone at the IRS will keenly watch these court filings. Tax evasion sounds very like something he’d do.
From what I understand, it’s pretty damned hard to get a legal judgement for willful or malicious conduct set aside/disposed during bankruptcy. Particularly for a man who has treated the courts, the judges, and the legal system with such contempt. Maybe he will get a judge who doesn’t care about that, but I doubt it.
Let loose the forensic accountants!

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