United States Bankruptcy Court:
District of Nevada
9200 Dalmahoy Place
Las Vegas, Nevada
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1. Income from employment or operation of business
State the gross amount of income the debtor has received from employment, trade, or profession, or from operation of the debtor's business, including
part-time activities either as an employee or in independent trade or business, from the beginning of this calendar year to the date this case was
commenced. State also the gross amounts received during the two years immediately preceding this calendar year. (A debtor that maintains, or has
maintained, financial records on the basis of a fiscal rather than a calendar year may report fiscal year income. Identify the beginning and ending dates of
the debtor's fiscal year.) If a joint petition is filed, state income for each spouse separately. (Married debtors filing under chapter 12 or chapter 13 must
state income of both spouses whether or not a joint petition is filed, unless the spouses are separated and a joint petition is not filed.)
Year to date: $74,997.00 East Montgomery County Improvement Distric
Last Year: $99,996.00 EMCID
Year before: $90,000.00
So that equates to:
$90,000.00 for 2009
$99,996.00 for 2010
$74,997.00 for 2011 up to the filing date????
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EarthQuest 2009 bond sale: where did tax dollars go - Monday, April 30, 2012 - Copyright 2007 Ourtribune.com
EarthQuest 2009 bond sale: where did tax dollars go……
Third, Don Holbrook, consultant, was paid an eye-popping $773,963.43 out of the bond proceeds
. Holbrook is truly a consultant extraordinaire, capable of walking on both sides of one street at the same time. That is, despite the obvious conflict of interests, he represented both EMCID and the Developer Group as their respective consultants on EarthQuest.
In an email dated April 18, 2012, McCrady acknowledged to The Tribune that EMCID had retained, and paid Holbrook, as its consultant, the sums of $27,000 and $277,000. Out of the 2009 bond proceeds, Holbrook was paid $273,963.43 by EMCID for work on tax incentive and legislative matters. EMCID subsequently paid him an additional $500,000 (as the Developer’s consultant) as a finder’s fee for the EarthQuest site.
Consequently, Holbrook has been paid more than $800,000 by EMCID, presuming the $277,000 and the $273,963.43 mentioned above refer to the same fee. Furthermore, while Holbrook was carting off EMCID’s bank vault, he and his merry band of minions were also plundering the EarthQuest Institute for every dime it had received. Under the auspices of EMCID, Holbrook alone stripped out at least $328,255.00 from the Institute. (For details, see The Tribune article dated April 4, 2012). Altogether, it appears that Holbrook received, from EMCID and the Institute, upwards o $1,200,000 for his various, if not nefarious, EarthQuest activities.
The level of compensation paid to Holbrook is beyond any rational explanation, let alone comprehension. What possible justification can the EMCID leadership and board make to its constituents that Holbrook was deserving of these unwarranted, outrageous, indeed, unbelievable sums of money?
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EarthQuest Institute: a betrayal of the public's trust? - Monday, April 02, 2012 - Copyright 2007 Ourtribune.com
EarthQuest Institute: a betrayal of the public's trust?
A diligent review of those records has produced a sordid tale of unbridled avarice; a story that will shock even the most cynical individual. Consider the following facts, all of which are taken directly from the federal tax returns of the Institute for the three-year period of 2008 – 2010
The Institute received contributions totaling $996,667.
Don Holbrook, president of the Institute (and a consultant for EMCID and EarthQuest), received total compensation of $328,255.
The Vercitas Group
Partner · Sep 2001 to present · Las Vegas, Nevada
Site Location and Strategic Economic Development consulting services
Where's Don A. Holbrook?
- Australia Christmas Island Destination Tourism Projectwith Simon Millcock
2011 to present
Creating a real sense of exotic locale to bring tourists primarily from the Northern Gateway of Malaysia, Asia and Korea to the island with high per capita expenditurres
- Pahrump Destination Tourism Attractionwith Al Balloqui
Jun 2010 to present
Working on creating a unique tourism project that will allow Pahrump to capitalize on the tourism driven economy created by Las Vegas.
- EarthQuest Institute and EarthQuest Adventure Theme Parkwith Frank McCrady and Matthew Gardner
Oct 2004 to present
Working on building the worlds first green and sustainable influenced Theme Park designed from the ground up with clean technologies as a foundation.
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- Here are his speaking engagements. He charges $2,500 -$5,000 plus expenses:
- January 29, 2010
Alberta's Industrial Heartland Annual Luncheon
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
April 23-25, 2010
National Wind Energy Association Event
Meeting with leading experts regarding wind energy projects
April 26-27, 2010
International Council of Shopping Centers
Client meetings regarding destination retail projects
Las Vegas, NV
May 13, 2010
Western Australia Chapter of Economic Development Australia
Northbridge Plaza Community Building, 7:45-9:00 AM
May 13-15, 2010
Christmas Island Commerce Dinner
Christmas Island, Australia
June 2, 2010
EarthQuest Institute Fundraising Event
Historic Heights Theater, Houston, TX
June 10-13, 2010
Sovereign Military Order of the Temple Jerusalem
Postulant Knight Investiture
West Point, NY
July 11-13, 2010
National Rural Economic Developers Association
Keynote Speaker: Annual Conference
September 26-29, 2010
IEDC Annual Conference
October 7, 2010
Native Nations National Event
Keynote Speaker, "The Art of the Deal Today"
M Resort, Las Vegas, NV
October 26-27, 2010
Australian Economic Developers Association
November 7-9, 2010
Business Facilities LiveXchange
Speaker, The Art of the Deal Today
Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans' French Quarter
November 10-12, 2010
Charleston Southern Port Summit
November 15-18, 2010
International Amusement Park & Attractions Conference
December 2, 2010
North Houston Association
Lone Star Community College
Greenspoint Center, Houston, TX
Stephen Chapple ACEcD Chairman of Economic Development Australia and National Board member Simon Millcock ACEcD
will be presenting at this year's International Economic Development Council's Conference
on September 18 - 21 Charlotte, North Carolina. The IEDC conference will focus on discussing how economic developers are adapting to the new normal and rewriting the rules for economic development. Their session is titled Developing Successful International Partnerships and will be facilitated by Don Holbrook CEcD IEDC 2011 Board of Directors
Stephen, Simon and Don are keen to expand their knowledge in the field of economic development internationally and are planning a 3-4 day study tour following the conference. The concept being developed is to meet with local and or regional development bodies whilst undertaking site visit to explore, listen, learn and impart some of their own knowledge. The current plan is to leave from Charlotte N.C. and travel via vehicle/s (depending on the numbers) no more than a couple of hours each day before meeting up with various communities.
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DaytonDailyNews: Dayton, Ohio, news and information
More than a business
Don Holbrook and his wife Laurie
Don Holbrook, a Butler Twp. native and 1979 graduate of Butler High School in Vandalia, is co-owner of the Red Zeppelin winery in Paso Robles, Calif
. His wife Laurie, a Minneapolis native, is more involved in the winery than he is, Holbrook said. “I just like to drink wine,” he said.
A developer, he has plenty of other business interests that form the bulk of his professional career, but the wine industry “just kind of sucked me in,” said Holbrook, whose parents still live in Butler Twp. Holbrook and his wife now live in Las Vegas, but he found an opportunity to invest in Red Zeppelin — which is transitioning to simply the Zeppelin winery — irresistible.
“At first, I looked at this as purely a financial transaction,” Holbrook said. “But it was evolved into much more than that.”
When reached earlier this week, Holbrook and his wife had just arrived in southern Australia, where they toured vineyards and visited wineries in the Barossa Valley wine country.
“I love everything about this industry,” Holbrook said. “And we get invited everywhere.”
(Each photo was contributed by the subjects.)
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• Don Holbrook, Economic Development Economist &
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Holbrook claims to have done 100s of projects worth billions of dollars_that created 50,000 jobs. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ____
Our tax dollars and Earthquest Institute charity dollars hard at work. Holbrook was being paid $144,893.00 by the EarthQuest Insitute in 2009
for working 15 hours a week (that's $185.00 an hour) according to the IRS filing when he wasn't on his grand European vacation
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Concerning the proceeds from his book sales that are apparently not reported:
Town board chair announces run for open Assembly seat | Pahrump Valley Times
Holbrook speaking about himself says:
And Mike Darny questions Holbrook’s accomplishments. These projects have created over 50,000 living wage jobs for hard working Americans and won Holbrook the Fellow Member award by his peers, the highest honor in his industry for lifetime achievements. On top of all this he wrote 3 books telling others how to accomplish similar results and encouraging his peers to strive to make a difference. This has made him the #1 author in his industry and Amazon ranked him as the #1 author in his genre in 2011.
COMMUNITY VIEWPOINT: Background on Mr. Holbrook: ‘The Music Man
The town board has already paid Holbrook and Contours Entertainment $151,000 toward this scam to date
, but in the very near future another $244,000 will be considered for the next phase of Mr. Harley Kulkin’s pipe dream…… Well, Mr. Kulkin, Mr. Kohbarger and the town board have committed the town to paying Mr. Holbrook over $950,000.
Page 23 item # 17 on the original filing says "Describe any increase or decrease in income reasonably anticipated to occur within the year following the filing of this document." Holbrook had Pahrump on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars in coming payments and was working on the initial part of putting together a deal with Huber Heights, Ohio when he filed. He has since been paid $53,800.
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