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Sandy Hook families may proceed with $1.5 billion in judgments against Alex Jones

A bankruptcy judge has approved an agreement to lift the automatic stay that went into effect when Jones filed for bankruptcy.

News 12 Staff

Dec 19, 2022, 9:45 PM

Updated 546 days ago

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Sandy Hook families can now proceed with the $1.5 billion in judgments against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
A bankruptcy judge has approved an agreement to lift the automatic stay that went into effect when Jones filed for bankruptcy.
This also allows Jones to proceed with the appeals he promises to file.
The families have agreed to not pursue collection efforts yet.
Jones’ attorneys also asked Judge Chris Lopez to grant him a pay raise. Currently, Jones is paid $40,000 a month by Free Speech Systems, a company he controls that produces his Infowars program. Because FFS filed for bankruptcy this summer, the court sets Jones’ salary.
"He's just out of money," Jones' bankruptcy attorney, Vickie Driver, said at Monday's hearing.
Driver argued that Jones needs to continue hosting Infowars to earn enough money to pay off his creditors, but without a pay raise, he may be forced to leave the broadcast.
Lopez said he “is open” to increasing Jones’ pay at a hearing on Jan. 20, 2023.


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