He may revered by some, however Wayne Newton faces more problems in what seems like the never ending battle over his Casa de Shenandoah estate.
Referred to by many as Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton’s latest battle had to do with turning his estate into a major attraction dubbed “Graceland West”.
Newton and his now estranged business partner, Steven Kennedy, were involved in a deal together that came apart at the seams.
CSD, the entity which Kennedy then controlled, had purchased Casa de Shenandoah in 2010 for nearly 20 million dollars.
The concept was supposed to be to turn Newton’s sprawling Casa de Shenandoah estate into “Graceland West”.
Newton’s legal team claimed that Wayne Newton and his family would be permitted to remain on the estate.
CSD wanted the Newton family to immediately vacate their lavish estate.
CSD had also said that they could not afford the $37,000 monthly cost to care for the Arabian horses and other animals on the estate while the planned attraction “languishes in an unfinished state.”
A judge in the case had previously denied a motion by CSD LLC to move the horses from the estate and that has now changed.
There was a Friday hearing and the decision as to whether to continue to pay the monthly expense or not has been left up to the restructuring officer of CSD, Grant Lyon.
That means that that CSD can stop paying the monthly costs and Newton will have to find some other way to maintain his expensive, exotic flock of animals.
CSD can also legally cease making the monthly lease payments on the vast collection of memorabilia that Newton has on the state.
At one time, that memorabilia was supposed to be a key component of the Graceland West attraction.