The father of 20 took the conservative brand that he built off of the success of 19 Kids and Counting and then, as TV Shows Ace puts it, “turned it into a media empire” with TV shows, books, and public speaking engagements.
The reality TV star and entrepreneur also made a ton of money in real estate, flipping houses.
Now that the shows have been canceled and the books and speaking engagements are few and far between, Jim Bob has turned to reportedly “shady” real estate deals.
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In 2019, four years after Josh Duggar’s first molestation scandal, Arkansas federal agents raided the former reality TV star’s used car dealership.
At the time this happened the thought was that the raid had something to do with Josh being investigated for illegal hiring practices.
But, by April of this year, the truth surfaced.
The former 19 Kids and Counting star had been arrested for possession of explicit images and video, some evidently included children as young as 18 months of age.
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The trial is scheduled for November and the eldest Duggar is facing federal charges for downloading and possessing material depicting child sexual abuse. If he is convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.
If he goes to prison, he will be leaving Anna alone to raise their 6 children.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, Jim Bob is helping Anna while Josh is incarcerated using “shady” business deals.
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The Gossip said that Jim Bob Duggar has, “a long history of moving money and property around during times of turmoil,” pointing to a deal that went down between Jim Bob and Joe and Kendra Duggar in which they bought a house from Jim Bob for just $5,000 which the pair then sold for $10,000.
A real estate deal also happened just a week before Josh was arrested.
Another shady deal mentioned by Café Mom happened when Anna Duggar purchased just under 3 acres of land with a 12 hundred square foot mobile home for just one dollar through her business Ravenglass North, LLC.
Even though Anna Duggar is unemployed with no income she is the listed owner for Ravenglass North LLC and the belief is that Jim Bob set up the company in Anna’s name so he could flip houses through it thereby generating an income for Anna.