Here’s an interesting combination of right wing politics and finances. Judson Phillips, the leader of Tea Party Nation and a serious whackjob, has been ordered to pay three quarters of a million dollars to the Venetian, the Vegas hotel-casino owned by Sheldon Adelson, who has contributed tens of millions of dollars to Republican causes and candidates this year.
A judge has ordered Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips to pay a six-figure hotel bill for a large number of rooms he booked for a tea party rally, which he later cancelled when the event failed to draw enough attendees.
The Venetian Las Vegas Casino Resort alleged that Phillips had reserved 1,637 rooms for the July 2010 event, and then cancelled the reservations just a few weeks before the scheduled date. He did not pay for the rooms.
In a court order last month, which The Tennessean reported Thursday, a judge ruled that Phillips owed the resort $748,000, including the $554,000 hotel bill and $194,300 in accrued interest.
That’s gonna leave a mark.
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