Newton estate deal to get bankruptcy judge review

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge is poised to sign off on a legal settlement that resulted in “Mr. Las Vegas” Wayne Newton moving from his sprawling “Casa de Shenandoah” property after 45 years.

Lawyers for Newton and property owner CSD LLC are to appear Friday before U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Bruce Markell in Las Vegas.

CSD bought the more than 40-acre estate in June 2010 for $19.5 million with plans to develop the opulent mansion and surrounding grounds into a “Graceland West” attraction commemorating the “Danke Schoen” crooner’s show biz career.

That plan stalled last year amid legal wrangling.

The fight resulted in the 71-year-old Newton, his family and their menagerie of exotic animals moving this month to another nearby mansion and several adjacent properties totaling about 20 acres.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus