"Rizzolo made $5 million
to $6 million a year from the club."
"In a deposition that Rizzolo
gave in the Henry case in
July 2005, he said the club
grossed $800,000 to
$1 million a month, which
translates to annual
gross sales of $9.6 million
to $12 million."
"Rizzolo says his club clears
ten million a year."
"I've got a watch and a few
items of jewelry I may
have to sell to a pawn shop
for living expenses."
Inside Vegas by Steve Miller
February 8, 2010
LAS VEGAS - For the past sixteen months,
attorneys for unpaid beating victim Kirk
Henry have been pleading with United States Federal Judges Philip Pro
and George Foley to force racketeer
Rick Rizzolo to divulge the quantity and location of his hidden fortune.
Instead, after three MOTIONS TO COMPEL, the Plaintiff's attorneys eventually
received answers like this to their questions, and the court does nothing:
Kirk Henry's neck was broken by one of
Rizzolo's bar managers after the hapless conventioneer complained about
an $88 padded bar tab at Rizzolo's former Crazy Horse Too topless club
was 2001. It's now 2010 and Mr. Henry, who was rendered a quadriplegic,
is still waiting to receive $9 million Rizzolo agreed to pay him as restitution
in exchange for a feather light prison sentence and a promise from Federal
Prosecutors to not indict his father, brother, and sister who worked at
Since leaving prison and being assigned
to Parole Officer Eric Christiansen, Rick Rizzolo has been living a high
life (see: Rizzolo parties in a $3,000 per night Body English booth,
while beating victim Kirk Henry waits in an electric wheelchair for his
$9 million dollar settlement, INSIDE
VEGAS, July 14, 2008) while shirking over $17 million dollars in court
ordered obligations that included paying Henry, the IRS ($5 million-plus
including penalties and interest), and other court ordered debts including
$2.2 million in fines to the City of Las Vegas.
In the meantime, while under Christiansen's
"supervision," Rizzolo -- according to Christiansen's records -- may have
loaned money to Vinny
Faraci, another convicted felon. It's a violation of Rizzolo's parole
to associate with felons, but Christiansen apparently doesn't care.
This is the third time Henry's attorneys
had no choice other than to file another MOTION TO COMPEL with Judges Pro
and Foley. This one includes a request for sanctions, but based on past
perfomance, I doubt the court will impose any.
Rizzolo has all but ignored the court's
previous Orders to produce documents, instead providing only what he wants
to provide, and the court has done nothing!
Many are also beginning to question where
the IRS stands in this protracted case of income tax evasion? To date,
the US Department of the Treasury has not filed one paper with the Federal
Court asking for help locating and collecting the millions in taxes Rizzolo
Then there's this:
And what about Rizzolo's lavish abode at
1760 Amarone Way in the posh Roma Hills that features panoramic views of
the Las Vegas Valley?
attorneys would like to know if the parolee is paying rent, and if so,
It would also be interesting to know what
Cliff Diamond's mom, former Nevada Assembly woman and local Democratic
Party leader Renee Diamond, thinks of her son's living arrangement?
The most intriguing questions come from
newly released files of the U.S. Department of Parole and Probation that
Rizzolo's parole officer was reluctant to turn over when first requested
in this case (see: Is Parole Officer Eric Christiansen shirking his
VEGAS, December 21, 2009).
Based on last week's revelation from Christiansen's
files, there's the nagging new question of what Rizzolo did with the proceeds
from the sale of his interest in the Philadelphia
Crazy Horse Too?
This up-until-now undisclosed information
came from Christiansen's files, which begs the question of whether he ever
asked his parolee what he did with the million dollars that was "immediately
Maybe that was the money Rizzolo loaned
to ex-con Faraci, or to someone yet unknown?
And the unanswered questions go on and
What about his American Express, Mastercard,
and Visa? Rizzolo was asked over a year ago to produce statements from
his credit card companies. He also refused.
Meanwhile, Kirk Henry and the IRS have
not received a dime!
But what's most troubling is the lack of
interest shown by United States Federal Judge Philip Pro and Magistrate
Judge George W. Foley in bringing closure to this case.
If the two esteemed jurists wait much longer,
Mr. Henry may not be alive to receive what he and his family so rightfully
How many more "RENEWED" MOTIONS TO COMPEL
will Kirk Henry's attorneys have to file before Rizzolo is forced to divulge
There has never been a clearer example
of justice delayed, is justice denied.
To read the entire 27 page PLAINTIFF'S
RENEWED MOTION TO COMPEL, click HERE.