Was Josh Duggar involved in a shady business deal?

Josh Duggar Involved In A Shady Business Deal? Report Claims He Sold A House To Hide Assets

Josh Duggar, this disgraced older brother of the Duggar clan, is facing even more allegations of criminal wrongdoing, this time that he pretended to sell a house to hide it from the courts.

As Radar Online reports, photographic evidence suggests that Josh and his family are living in a home that they claimed to have sold years ago. What’s more, the sale was made to a dummy corporation set up literally days before he was accused of rape.

Here is the timeline of events that seems to suggest that Duggar was hiding something when he sold his house.

  • c. January 2015: Josh Duggar pays $55,000 for a Siloam Springs, Arkansas home.
  • Sometime between January-August 2015: Josh posts a photo on social media of his family at the home.
  • August 20, 2015: The Ashley Madison data breach reveals that Duggar had been using the cheating website. What’s more, he’d allegedly done it using the identity of a Los Angeles man, Matthew McCarthy (this will come into play later).
  • August 24, 2015: Duggar family attorney Travis W. Story sets up a corporation, ALB Investments LLC.
  • August 24, 2015: That same day, Josh Duggar sold the home to ALB Investments for $65,000 – a $10,000 profit.
  • August 26, 2015: adult film star Danica Dillon accuses Josh of being violent with her during consensual sex, which he had allegedly paid for, claiming she suffered PTSD. She filed suit in November 2015; she would drop that suit in 2016.
  • August 2016: L.A. DJ Matthew McCarthy files suit against Josh, claiming the unauthorized use of his identity caused him harassment and cost him work. He is seeking undisclosed damages.
  • This week: Josh and his family posted a video congratulating Josh’s sister, Jill, and her husband, Derick Dillard, on the birth of their new baby, Samuel.

The unsigned Radar Online article that broke this story claims that the same layout and same hardwood floors are visible in the video that were in the house that Duggar sold two years ago. This suggests that he’s actually living in the house, raising the suspicion that he “sold” it to a family friend to hide assets from the courts.

If that’s true, and if he’s convicted, he could very well do time behind bars. Another reality-TV celebrity, Abby Lee Miller, is going to prison (today, no less) for that very crime, hiding assets from the courts (in Abby’s case it was bankruptcy court, not a lawsuit).

Of course, it bears noting that, as of this writing, no criminal allegations over the sale of the house are pending against Josh Duggar, the family attorney whose corporation bought the house, or any other individuals or corporations.

Not for nothing, the home’s estimated value, according to Zillow, is over $200,000.

Do you believe Josh Duggar illegally transferred his home to hide assets from the courts? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[Featured Image by Danny Johnston/AP Photo]

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