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InfoWars’ Alex Jones reportedly weighs bankruptcy to avoid Sandy Hook damage

Far-right conspiratorial radio show host and multimillionaire Alex Jones has been talking to financial experts about ways to dodge damage for his Sandy Hook lies, including bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported Sunday.

He would attempt to use a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing to keep his InfoWars and Free Speech Systems businesses going while hampering successful civil lawsuits against him, a source with knowledge of the plot told Bloomberg.

A court filing earlier this month by parents suing Jones for defamation also claimed he diverted millions of dollars to an “alphabet soup” of shell companies to avoid damage by skimming his assets. The lawsuit claims he made $18 million from his businesses after the first complaint was filed in 2018.

After 26 people – including 20 first graders – were killed in the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, in 2012, Jones insisted the bloodbath was a “hoax” staged by “crisis actors” and no one was actually killed. He now admits that it happened.

Jones and his companies were found liable last year in a state libel lawsuit for his “heartless and despicable lies” brought by families of deceased children. Not only did Jones profit from his scandalous stories, but the families also faced death threats and hate mail and phone calls from his followers after Jones attacked them on his radio show.

An upcoming trial will determine the amount of damages Jones will have to pay. He was also found liable in three similar lawsuits in Texas, where he lives.

Jones could not be reached for comment on charges he is drawing up to avoid paying damages.

Jones refused to hand over documents — including financial information — ordered by courts in both states.

He also quashed a court-ordered deposition last month to determine damages, claiming to be ill. When his lawyers inform the judge of his excuse, he finds himself in middle of a four hour radio showreported the Washington Post.

Jones later showed up when the families’ attorneys requested a warrant for his arrest, and the judge fined him a daily $25,000 for each day missed. The judge agreed to return his $75,000 once he complied.

Jones reportedly helped fund and was at the scene of the rally in Washington, D.C., which preceded the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. He told his InfoWars listeners in January that he invoked his protection of the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination nearly 100 times when questioned by the House Select Committee investigating the insurrection.

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