A federal judge ordered that Rudy Giuliani immediately begin paying the $148 million he owes Ruby Freeman and Wandrea Moss because the judge said that the former New York City mayor is likely to try to hide the assets. Ordinarily, plaintiffs have to wait 30 days before trying to seize any assets.
As a result, Giuliani declared bankruptcy on Thursday, claiming debts of as much as $500 million and assets of up to $10 million. Yet the judge noted that Giuliani owns properties in New York and Florida, and had enough money to pay a spokesman that follows him everywhere he goes. But it must be said that the appeals process and bankruptcy filing will likely delay any actual payments to the two women for some time.
This is our last ICYMI evening roundup of the year, so to everyone reading, we wish you lots of merriment this holiday season! Drink, eat, and be merry! And rest up—because next year, we fight to save our democracy.
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