This is some EXPENSIVE PETTINESS right here.
There’s a 55-year-old guy named Bruce McConville in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. And he’s been in a long court battle over paying spousal and child support to his ex-wife.
Well, he was in court recently and told a judge he’d sold some properties and businesses for around $1 million. (About 750,000 in U.S. dollars.) Then he withdrew that in cash . . . and set the money ON FIRE to keep it away from his ex-wife.
And his kids, I guess. This guy is no hero. The judge pointed that out, asking, quote, “How does destroying over a million dollars advance your child’s best interest?” But Bruce says he did it out of frustration with the divorce.
Oh, by the way, Bruce said he didn’t take a video of the cash on fire, he didn’t have any witnesses, and he doesn’t really have any proof.
The judge told him, quote, “You understand that’s hard to believe” . . . and sentenced him to 30 days in jail to… “rethink” what happened to the money. He also fined him $2,000-a-day to go to his ex-wife.