What happened to
the rest of it,
Why isn’t the rest of themoney listed on the form?
Bette stuttered, turned red. Solot looked down, looked away.More questions regarding $50,000.00 cash Bette reported Rathbunhad “on hand” when she filed for Bankruptcy on September 21;more whispers, more red faces, more Fifth Amendment assertions,more angry murmurs from the creditors.And more questions:
Ms. Rathbun: What was the source of themoney you used to pay your lawyers and how much have you paid them? Did the money come from your pocket or from Rathbun Realty?”
The only poker faces were the criminal lawyers, competent lookingdudes, who
had been there done that many, many times before.
I don’t know if it was Nowak or Rothschild, but finally one of themstated to Bette and Solot, in sum and substance:
The bankruptcy form, signed under oath, contains inconsistencies,which, sooner or later, BOTH of you will have to account for.
Solot looked away.Bette, now looking at one of the creditors, with
real sympathy and sincere anguish
on her face, began to mouth words to the effect:
I feel your pain! I really want to help you! But my lawyers won’t let me answer!
“I’m a victim,
just like you,”
Bette seemed to say. “Someone elsestole your money, not me.” The absolute chutzpa of this woman!My god she’s got
a brass pair on her
, does “Our Gal Bette.” Steal afortune. Make a stupid face. Mouth some words. Point a finger.Blame someone else.