Multi-Millionaire Rucki claims pauper status in court
There’s another twist in the contentious Rucki divorce and child custody case. Father David Rucki who’d said he was a millionaire on ABC’s 20/20, now claims indigence.
LAKEVILLE, Minnesota, August 29, 2016 – The high profile and contentious Rucki divorce and child custody case experienced another twist recently, when father David Rucki claimed indigence. This latest claim counters his previous assertions, which aired on ABC’s 20/20, that he is a multi-millionaire.
Rucki’s story was featured on the long running ABC show in April. During the show, host Elizabeth Vargas said Rucki made millions in trucking. The interview took place inside Rucki’s spacious suburban Minneapolis home and one shot had his son, Nico, watching a giant big screen television.
Rucki’s two daughters ran away from home in 2013 and remained missing until late 2015. His ex-wife was recently convicted of helping their daughters escape in a controversial trial where the judge forbade a great deal of evidence documenting Rucki’s long criminal history and history of domestic abuse.
While portraying himself as a wealthy man on “20/20,” he has presented himself as a pauper in need of public assistance in court.
“The Father receives child support services from Dakota County for the joint children pursuant to the Title IV D of the Social Security Act,” according to a recent decision by Judge Maria Pastoor in his child support case.
Title IV D is administered be the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and those receiving benefits must demonstrate financial need.