In Court, GOP Donor Ron Gidwitz Appears To Contradict His Own Testimony
There's a daisy-chain of lawsuits involving Ron Gidwitz, a top Republican donor who previously ran for governor and chaired the state board of education. He was also the finance chair for Trump-Pence Victory Illinois.
Gidwitz and his family own a subsidized housing complex in Joliet which has been the subject of an ongoing lawsuit for more than a decade.
Their lawyers in that lawsuit quit, saying they hadn't been paid. They sued for millions in fees. Gidwitz sued back.
Today, under questioning, Gidwitz would answer a question only to be shown video of himself in a deposition, giving a different answer, under oath, to the exact same question. This happened more than half a dozen times.
Gidwitz also admitted that his primary claim — that his former lawyer had promised to bill him a flat fee, instead of billing per hour — was not reflected in any of what one lawyer called “about a million” documents in the court record.