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- IRS backs off

Kimtran and Lisa Rizzolo appeal all rulings,
Dominic Rizzolo's hammer victim vanishes,
& Rick Rizzolo moves into new luxury digs.

INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller
August 6, 2012

LAS VEGAS - How can relatives of a convicted tax cheat and racketeer still be in possession of his tens of millions of dollars in ill gotten gains while the IRS looks the other way? And how can someone who almost beat a man to death with a hammer get away with it?

Rick Rizzolo and his family continue to make the U.S. justice system and Internal Revenue Service look like total fools.

Since June 1, 2006, the Rizzolos have owed the IRS over $1.7 million, and the agency has failed to take any action.

In the meantime, on May 21, 2012, the Rizzolo's delinquent son Dominic tried to beat Ralph Altro to death with a hammer. Altro mysteriously vanished before the case could go to court, according to a source in the Valusia County, Florida Sheriff's Department who told INSIDE VEGAS that the victim left Florida to visit family and they cannot find him. He further stated that he expects this case to be closed out in the near future. If so, this will be the second time Dominic tried to kill someone, and was let off.

Let's start with the IRS. The following three documents were presented as evidence in United States Federal Court leading to former Crazy Horse Too owner Rick Rizzolo receiving an additional nine months of incarceration and a two year extension of his parole. All three documents require him to pay "all past and present taxes, interest and penalties owed."

Rick is out of prison for the second time -- back to living in luxury -- and not one cent has been collected by the U.S. Treasury.

In complete defiance of his obligation to pay restitution and back taxes, Rick just moved into this 3,000 square foot luxury villa on the Anthem Golf Course in Henderson overlooking Las Vegas, while he still possesses a gate pass to his ex-wife's estate across the valley on the more posh Canyon Gate Golf Course in Summerlin.

Weeks before Rick's release from prison, his stepmother Kimtran Rizzolo defied the following court order forcing her to pay $1,052,996.03 in restitution to beating victim Kirk Henry from fraudulently transferred funds her late husband Bart Rizzolo received from the sale of the Philadelphia Crazy Horse Too.
Case 2:08-cv-00635-PMP -GWF Document 583 Filed 04/19/12 Page 1 of 12
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Judgment is hereby entered in favor of Plaintiffs Kirk Henry and Amy Henry and against Defendants Rick Rizzolo and Kimtran Rizzolo. The transfers to Bart and Kimtran Rizzolo in the total amount of $1,052,996.03 were fraudulent pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes § 112.180(1)(a) and therefore should be avoided. Defendants Rick Rizzolo and Kimtran Rizzolo shall make the necessary arrangements to transfer funds in the amount of $1,052,996.03 to Plaintiffs Kirk Henry and Amy Henry within thirty (30) days. Any such funds transferred to Plaintiffs Kirk Henry and Amy Henry shall be credited toward the Judgment entered against Rick Rizzolo and The Power Company in Kirk and Amy Henry v. The Power Company, Inc., et al., Case No.A440740 in Nevada state court.

DATED: April 19, 2012
United States District Judge


Following Kimtran's refusal to pay, on May 22, 2012, Senior United States Federal Judge Pro issued a WRIT OF EXECUTION ordering the U.S. Marshals Service to immediately seize the assets of Kimtran including her annuities.

The insurance companies holding Kimtran's annuities responded by filing federal lawsuits to stop the garnishments. In their Cause of Action, they demand that Judge Pro; "Cite the U.S. Civil Statute under which you are filing," meaning that the court must now prove to the annuity holders that the funds Kimtran deposited were obtained through fraudulent means, before the insurance companies will release the funds to satisfy Kimtran and Rick's $1,052,996.03 obligation to Henry.

This will further stall Henry's ability to collect over $10 million the court ordered he be paid in 2006, for suffering a broken neck at the hands of a Crazy Horse Too manager back in October 2001.

Then, to further gum up the works, Lisa Rizzolo who controls Rick's off shore accounts, filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court, followed by another appeal filed by Kimtran. Both appeals are expected to stall Henry and the IRS (if the IRS is still interested) from collecting what they're owed for at least another six months.

And while this goes on, any and all rulings and orders of the court go unheeded until the Ninth Circuit Court appeals are adjudicated, no matter how lame they may be.

HENRY v. RIZZOLO is the perfect example of "Justice delayed, is justice denied."

My question to the U.S. Federal Court and IRS is this: Have the results of this highly publicized, protracted case promoted "Public respect for the law generally?"

I seriously doubt it.


(Editor's note: Dominic Rizzolo's Florida story was not covered by the Las Vegas media.)

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