Rum heir ordered to pay back alimony

June 10, 2008 8:01:57 AM PDT
A multimillionaire heir to the Bacardi rum fortune has been ordered to pay his ex-wife alimony dating back to October. The New York Post reports that an Essex County judge ordered Anton Bacardi to pay $125,000 to ex-wife Frances Bacardi, including $8,900 a month in back alimony.

The Bacardis were divorced in 1996 but lived together afterward in a $1.6 million West Caldwell mansion.

Fifty-three-year-old Frances Bacardi tells The Post her 55-year-old husband began acting erratically last year and emptied the house after she moved out last fall.

Records show Bacardi recently transferred ownership of the home to his eldest daughter, now 21. Nobody lives there, but she is responsible for the $23,000 annual taxes.