I missed a few episodes and never knew how Hodgins lost his money. If somebody could give me a brief explanation I'd appreciate it.
Certainly must be a major life adjustment from being mega-wealthy to just regular salaried employees, but he and Angela seem to not even care.
With an FBI agent and a federal prosecutor watching on, Pelant, the mastermind criminal, raided Hodgin's bank accounts.. if Hodgin used the code to stop him, then a bomb would kill many kids. He liquidated Hodgins estate and sent the money everywhere.
I generally disliked it because (a) most of Hodgin's estate isn't the kind of thing he could just cash liquidate, as they had covered in past seasons; (b) even if they could, considering everyone knew it was a commission of a crime, a phone call to the bank kind of would resolve it and © there was never a follow up against Pelant, the money-thief criminal, which should be tracable via IP, etc.
The whole concept of that theft was bad. I'm sure Pelant will come back at some point, they will get him and Hodgins will recover his estate, but hate the storyline