“Bond King” Bill Gross on Wednesday mocked the California judge who sentenced him and his wife Amy to five days in prison plus community service – and mocked the soup kitchen he had to help with.
The 77-year-old billionaire got off the topic in his latest issue Investment letter, asking his sentence by Kimberly Knill, judge at Orange County Superior Court, for what he called “Play 15 minutes of music at 9:00 p.m. in our garden pool. “
Gross does not identify Knill by name, but describes her as a “57-year-old lady with a pierced nose stud and visible tattoos”.
Gross – valued at an estimated 1.5 billion US dollars according to Forbes – also declared her the “hanging judge of the Laguna Beach coast”.
Earlier this month, Judge Knill found Gross and his wife guilty of contempt of court violate an injunction that stopped them play loud music outside of their home when no one is in the backyard pool area. They were handed to the couple a delayed sentence of five days in jail and sentenced to pay $ 1,000 each and two days of community service.
Before the conviction, Gross’s neighbor by the sea and archenemy Mark Towfiq had shown the court that bizarre 11 second video clip this showed how the Big Ones apparently mocked Towfiq while frolicking in their private pool.
Judge Knill called the footage “appalling” and added: “While Amy Gross ‘s behavior was obvious, William Gross’ s behavior was more subtle, but nonetheless defiant and contemptuous.”
In his Wednesday announcement to investors, Gross said that jail time “opened a potential career for me and her in Hollywood at a time in my life when climbing stairs was an increasing part of my daily routine.”
He also claimed that the trial was “a stepping stone for the judge into major judicial tasks”.
Kostas Kalaitzidis, a spokesman for the Orange County Supreme Court, said judges are only allowed to speak on cases from within the bank.
Gross went on to ridicule the Santa Ana soup kitchen and that he and his wife were ordered to serve in order to fulfill their community service obligations. Gross claimed to have volunteered in the soup kitchen before and “was expecting a similar line-up of ‘down and out’ people who needed a hot lunch.”
Instead, he said, many of the people who came to eat appeared wealthy, and many drove “nice SUVs and pickups.”
“No downtrodden homeless people in this soup kitchen!” He wrote. “There were vegan meals, gluten-free meals, five types of bread, and orders from the cars to skip the meal but give them mini-bags of avocados and artichokes for special diets later in the day.”
Gross said he and his wife helped prepare “a lovely enchilada lunch with cheesecake and fries” and fulfilled “many special requests.”
“There was one request for a feminine hygiene package and several for prophylaxis. But in order not to beat, Amy and I had it crawling for “dog bites” and cat food from noon to 3:00 pm, “he wrote, without naming the soup kitchen in question.
“We worked with a volunteer who told us he came two days a week to feel good about helping other people. He looked a little neglected and had to take the bus from Long Beach to get there. I told him it was a wonderful gesture, but I thought to myself, ‘Buddy, you got fucked up. They live better than you. ‘”
The mockery of laughter is the latest in a feud that began last year after Gross’s neighbor was at the seaside bugged by a protective network Installed large over a glass backyard sculpture that allegedly blocked Towfiq’s view from his own house.
In June 2020, he filed a complaint over the net with local officials – and the retired PIMCO founder fired back by blaring music at deafening volume, including Led Zeppelin and the themes of “Gilligan’s Island” and “Green Acres”.
Gross is famous for his colorful arguments.
He sued PIMCO, the investment giant he founded in 1971, for being dismissed in 2014. claim a “cabal” of the young executives planned against him to increase their share of the bonus pool.
And last year exclusively as The Post reported at this time, Gross tried to thwart his estranged son’s efforts to sell rare “Inverted Jenny” stamps that he had inherited. After the story was up, the stamps were eventually auctioned off and sold for $ 1.9 million.