Sandy Hook families sued Alex Jones. Then he started moving money around.

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Sandy Hook families sued Alex Jones. Then he started moving money around.

Economic expert Bernard Pettingill was asked to discuss the net worth of Alex Jones at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin.

From The Washington Post | Investigations by Jonathan O'Connell

Alex Jones was losing in court.

Parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School had sued him and his media company for defamation after he repeatedly claimed the 2012 massacre in Connecticut was a hoax. Fans of the Infowars host had harassed and threatened grieving families. By the summer of 2020, two of the lawsuits weren’t going his way.

As the potential for damages mounted, Jones began moving millions of dollars out of his company, Free Speech Systems, and into companies controlled by himself, friends or relatives, according to a Washington Post review of financial statements, depositions and other court records. The transfers potentially put those funds out of reach of the Sandy Hook plaintiffs.

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