Jay Leno Case Turns Deadly

The fallout from the car grab Jay Leno and his partners implemented has had a deadly consequence. Fifty-five year old Dennis Ricca also named in the suit committed suicide with a registered 9mm hand gun. The two cars in question were owned by John W. Straus an heir from the Macy family for decades. He kept the 1931 Duesenberg Model J valued at $1.2 million and a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom convertible valued at $500,000, at Windsor Garage. This is owned by Garage Management Corp, which Ricci was employed as director of maintenance. Straus is now in his 80ā€™s and suffers from dementia. He sent a check to the company when it was found his past due balance was $20,000. The company applied the money to another couple of cars they were holding and took possession of the two expensive cars. The garage then held an auction for the cars, winning both cars using a parent company. Then that company sold the Duesenberg to Jay Leno for $180,000. There is a report that Leno had been after the car for years. The shooting happened three days after the Manhattan Supreme Court filing said Ricca, other execs at Garage Management Corp., their affiliates and Jay Leno all knowingly participated in certain unlawful purported auctions and sales of the two cars. There is something going on deeper here, either Ricca could not deal with the shame about what was going to come out about swindling the old man. There is another theory that maybe this was not a suicide but a planned hit to keep a whistle blower quiet. Even though this happened more than 3 years ago we feel the surface is only scratched about what we are going to find out. How about buying a car with a value of 1.2 mllion for 180,000.

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Guess I needed
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W. Axl Rose (1988) One in a Million

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