The Daily Populous

Monday March 20th, 2023 morning edition

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As part of a series of maneuvers to avoid paying for legal damages, Infowars’ parent company, Free Speech Systems, as well as Jones himself, declared bankruptcy last year.

“I’m officially out of money, personally,” Jones said on Infowars in December.

And you will see that Alex Jones has almost no cash,” the Associated Press reports Jones saying.

The report revealed that in October 2021, Jones made a business agreement with Auriam Services, a month-old company founded by lifestyle blogger Anthony Gucciardi, a friend of Jones.

Then, in February 2022, Jones transferred his $3m estate in Austin, Texas, to his wife, Erika Wulff Jones.

In January, Jones submitted a personal balance sheet to a bankruptcy court in Texas which the New York Times reviewed.

Despite being awarded nearly $1.5bn in legal damages, Sandy Hook families are uncertain whether they will be paid the full amount. »

Trump in panic mode as he braces for likely charges in Stormy Daniels case

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Costello was once a legal adviser to former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen but the two have since fallen out.

The investigation concerns $130,000 that Trump made to Daniels through his then lawyer Cohen in the final days of the 2016 campaign.

The district attorney’s case is likely to focus on how Trump and the Trump Organization handled the reimbursements. »

New Mexico governor signs bill ending juvenile life sentences without parole

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New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law Friday that prohibits sentencing juvenile offenders to life in prison without eligibility for parole.

If any juvenile offender is denied parole, they will “be entitled to a parole hearing at two-year intervals,” according to the bill.

Illinois also passed a bill last month banning juvenile life sentences without parole. »

TikTok’s plan to stave off government intervention: Flood D.C. with influencers

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Another person familiar with the plans noted that TikTok was paying for the cost of sending influencers to D.C.

“Lawmakers in Washington debating TikTok should hear firsthand from people whose lives would be directly affected by their decisions,” said TikTok spokesperson Jamal Brown.

The influencer push will not be TikTok’s only attempt to sway government officials in Washington next week. »