Right-wing conspiracist Alex Jones and his lawyers told creditors involved in his bankruptcy that he has 49 firearms and donated about $7.8 million worth of cryptocurrency to his businesses.
As creditors scrutinize his assets, Jones and his lawyers also said at a meeting Thursday that he owns several Rolex watches and a bag of silver coins.
The Department of Justice’s bankruptcy watchdog, the US Trustee, and others used the meeting to ask Jones questions about personal financial statements he filed last week.
Jones’ personal bankruptcy has temporarily protected him against roughly $1.4 billion in defamation judgments. Juries have found Jones and his company, Infowars parent Free Speech Systems LLC, financially liable for spreading falsehoods about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 20 children and six school staffers.
Jones’ bankruptcy protects him from creditor collection efforts and other court proceedings, but he is required to disclose all of his assets and business activities.
Last week, Jones disclosed that he has been “holding firearms” for people who participated in the Jan. 6 attack at the US Capitol.
US Trustee Jayson Ruff on Thursday told Jones that he needs to better describe his personal and household items.
“It needs to get done,” Ruff said. “We’re more than 10 weeks in and at least that much could have been done but it wasn’t done.”
She noted it’s been difficult to gather the appropriate information. Her team has been hunting for an appraiser.
“We want to get you guys everything,” Jones said. “So the cards are all on the tables so we can just move on down the road here.”
The case is Alexander E. Jones, Bankr. S.D. Tex., No. 4:22-bk-33553, hearing 2/23/23.
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