Bond King Bill Gross insulted a California judge on Wednesday, who sentenced him and his wife, Amy, to five days in jail and community service – and mocked the kitchen where he was tasked with helping.
The 77-year-old billionaire dropped the subject in his latest investment letter, challenging the verdict of Orange County Supreme Court Judge Kimberly Knill for “playing 15 minutes of music in a pool in our backyard at 9 p.m.”
Gross does not recognize Knill by name, but describes her as a “57-year-old woman with a visible nostril and tattoo.”
Gross, valued at about $ 1.5 billion, according to Forbes, declared him “the suspended judge of Laguna Beach.”
Earlier this month, a judge found Knill, Gross, and his wife guilty of contempt of court for violating a restraining order that barred them from playing loud music outside the home when no one was in the backyard. He sentenced the couple to five days in jail and ordered each to pay $ 1,000 and two days of community service.
Prior to the sentencing, Gross’s neighbor and foe on the ocean, Mark Towfiq, showed the court a strange, 11-second video clip depicting Grosses walking in a private pool and mocking Towfiq.
Judge Knill called the image “horrible” and said: “While Amy Gross’s behavior was clear, William Gross’s behavior was more subtle, but he was still rude and humiliating.”
In a letter to investors on Wednesday, Gross said the prison sentence “opened up for me and him at a stage in my life, a potential career in Hollywood, climbing stairs increasing my daily workload.”
He also claimed that the trial was “a step towards greater judicial responsibilities for the judge.”
Costas Kalaitsidis, a spokesman for the Orange County Supreme Court, said judges have no right to comment on cases other than the reserve seat.
Gross mocked the Santa Ana soup kitchen, and he and his wife were ordered to serve to meet public service requirements. Gross had previously volunteered in the kitchen and claimed he was “expecting a similar group of people” coming in and out “in need of a hot lunch.”
Instead, he said, most of those who came for food seemed to be living well, with many driving “nice SUVs and pickups.”
“There are no homeless people in this kitchen!” he wrote. “There were orders not to miss vegetarian meals, gluten-free meals, five different breads and machines from dinner, but to give them small bags of avocados and artichokes for special diets in the evening.”
Gross said he and his wife helped prepare a “wonderful enchilada lunch filled with cheesecake and chips” and met “many special requirements.”
“There was one requirement for a women’s hygiene package, several for prevention. But, not to be outdone, inquiries about ‘dog bites’ and cat food Amy and I were in a hurry from 3pm to noon,” she wrote. without saying the name of the kitchen.
“We worked next to a volunteer who told us he enjoyed helping other people two days a week. He was a little bedridden and had to take a bus from Long Beach to get there. I told him that was a great gesture,” but I silently thought to myself, “Friend, they are deceiving you. They live better than you. ”
The mockery is the latest development in a scandal that erupted last year after Gross’s neighbor on the oceanfront, on top of a statue made of Gross’s backyard with a protective window, blocked Tawfiq’s view from his home.
He sent a complaint about the network to local officials in June 2020 – and retired PIMCO founder Led Zeppelin responded by playing loud music covering the themes of “Gilligan Island” and “Green Acre”.
Gross is famous for its colorful collisions.
He sued PIMCO, an investment gimmick founded in 1971, for his dismissal in 2014, according to which a “cable” of head coaches was formed against him to increase the share of bonus money.
Last year, just as The Post reported, Gross tried to stop attempts to sell Inverted Jenny postage stamps inherited from his son. After the story went on, the stamps were put up for auction and sold for $ 1.9 million.