Rick Singer is Back. . .Temporarily

It looks like our favorite con artist has returned (briefly, at least).

Rick Singer/Senninger/Lester/Wright/Whatever has resurface in Las Vegas. He can now occasionally be found talking with local businessman Danny Vegas on an Internet radio show.

At least, Rick was on the show.

After Lotus Broadcasting and Mr. Vegas became aware of Singer’s past, he was removed as co-host from the program. . .and all audio archives featuring Singer were removed.

Senninger/Singer/Wright is Exposed by Mainstream Press

george_knapp_Investigates-001Here in Las Vegas, like in many other larger cities, there are investigative reporters attached to a few of the local television stations.  Among the most respect (or feared, depending on your viewpoint) is George Knapp, Chief Investigate Reporter for 8 News Now, the local CBS station.

George also writes for Las Vegas CityLife, one of several well-read weeklies here in town.  On September 5th, Knapp exposed Rick Singer (Richard Senninger) with an article titles, TV host’s past catches up with him.

From the article:

The full story of Singer/Senninger/Lester/Wright/Vegas’ exploits could fill a book. Suffice to say, he was taken off the air in Florida after numerous stories of financial improprieties arose, including allegations that Rick failed to pay employees and vendors, bounced checks, committed outright larceny. At about the same time, he was arrested under a warrant from Michigan, where he was wanted for failure to pay child support. Some might say the crimes are not that heinous, but if you read comments posted online by people who claim they were victimized by Singer — lives ruined, homes lost, bank accounts fleeced — it paints a very grim picture.

[Full Article can be found here.]

‘Let’s Talk News Now’ Taken Off the Air

Let’s Talk News Now – Cancelled

As we expected, the management at Vegas TV, once hearing about Rick Singer’s past and current behavior, have removed Let’s Talk News Now from their daily programming, effective Monday, September 3rd. We commend Vegas TV for recognizing that one’s reputation is influenced by the people with whom you do business. And that sometimes you have to sacrifice revenue for doing the right thing.

“Rick Singer” Loses Small Claims Lawsuit in Las Vegas

PodWorx, Inc., the parent company of the Vegas Video Network, is the latest company to sue Rick Singer (Richard Senninger) in small claims court. Singer was sued because he did not pay for two week’s worth of episodes the company produced for his Let’s Talk News Now program. Below is a copy of the press release announcing the court win:

Vegas Video Network Parent Company PodWorx, Inc. Wins Lawsuit Against Rick Singer, Host of Vegas TV’s “Let’s Talk News Now”

Defendant Ordered to Pay Maximum Amount Allowed in Small Claims Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – August 3, 2012 — PodWorx, Inc., the parent company of Vegas Video Network, LLC today announced a default judgment in Small Claims court against Rick Singer, host and executive producer of Vegas TV’s Let’s Talk News Now (LTNN). The suit was brought against Mr. Singer for failure pay for LTNN episodes produced by the company from May through April of this year. As outlined by the judgment, Mr. Singer is ordered to pay PodWorx, Inc. the maximum amount allowed in a small claims lawsuit ($7500), plus court costs. (The company no longer produces shows for Mr. Singer.)

Because the process of filing a lawsuit against those who fails to pay money owed can be very intimidating to the people in Las Vegas (and beyond) who have been harmed by this type of behavior, the Tuesday, August 7th LIVE broadcast of Living in Las Vegas will walk the audience through the process of filing a Small Claims lawsuit in Clark County. The show will begin at 6:00pm PDT and can be found at http://VegasVideoNetwork.com/LIVE. Video and audio-on-demand versions of the broadcast will be available on the VegasVideoNetwork.com website soon thereafter.

About VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK, LLC
The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK® is the first and only online LIVE broadcasting and media network that specializes in a behind-the-scenes look at insider news and expert views about Las Vegas. Most programming is broadcast live from our eleven-camera capable, all HD studios, just steps from the Las Vegas Strip. The VEGAS VIDEO NETWORK is a YouTube Partner, available on iTunes, Livestream, Facebook, Twitter and Roku, and can be heard on AM 1400 KSHP. The network is owned and operated by PodWorx, Inc., an Internet broadcasting company that specializes in podcasts, Web TV, and live streaming video productions.

Here’s a link original press release about the lawsuit against Rick Singer.

RJ Vegas?!? Elite Casino Host

We think we know what Rick/Richard/RJ did after his time in Florida.

Rick decided to change his name once again, this time to the original “RJ Vegas” and turn himself into an “Elite Casino Host”. Not sure if he ripped anybody off during this span of “employment”. But somebody should have warned him that the pencil-thin facial hair is not attractive.

Here’s his Facebook Page.