By Steve Green
In one lawsuit, Newton is accused of failing to pay $32,384 for hay delivered to his Las Vegas ranch--presumably for consumption by his horses at the ranch, called Casa de Shenandoah. In the other suit, he is accused of owing GMAC $36,999 for a lease on a Cadillac.
By John Katsilometes
What we learned, then and subsequently, is that Wayne Newton frequently finds himself the focus of legal action (his legal battles during his days when he co-owned the Aladdin, and with NBC and the IRS, are documented on his Wikipedia entry). It’s just a point of fact, something to be aware of as you follow the Newton camp. As anyone who has muscled through my work over the years knows, I’ve been friendly with The Wayner, his family and his inner circle for a long time, and every so often, I find that someone has filed a complaint against him asking for back payment for all sorts of reasons.
For more on the subject, see Iroquois Exhibit on Native Entertainers and "Actual Indian" Defined.