Rodeo goes after rape victim to give charity records secret…What a proud moment for the Livestock Show. Really?
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has filed legal action against Dolcefino Consulting and a trail ride rape victim to keep charity records secret.
“The Livestock Show wants to drag a young rape victim into a Houston court because they are mad at me for asking questions,” says Dolcefino Consulting president Wayne Dolcefino. “Shame on them. They have exposed their true character.”
The legal action comes just days after the Rodeo broke an appointment to show us financial records, after Houston Judge Steve Kirkland ruled the famed Houston charity could not withhold charity financial records because they are being sued in the 12 rape case involving the Los Vaqueros trail ride.
The charity requests filed by Dolcefino Consulting sought records detailing payments to law enforcement, lobbying, sexual harassment claims, and documents detailing conflicts of interests of Rodeo Board Members and details of their investments of millions of dollars in the Caribbean.
Dolcefino Consulting has reported that only about 10 percent of the Rodeo money goes to help kids with scholarships.
“Everyone who volunteers to work for free for this concert business disguised as a charity should be outraged. says Dolcefino. “
The Rodeo initially said it was fighting Dolcefino Consulting requests because the firm had been hired by the Pinkerton law firm to locate witnesses to the brutal rape incident.
“The new court filings by the Rodeo expose this fight for what it is. They are using this rape victim as cover for their real agenda. Keeping secrets. I will fight this vigorously, and that includes a plan to ask the IRS to launch a review of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to determine if they even deserve non-profit status. There are no sacred cows.”
REQUESTS FILED WITH THE HOUSTON RODEO
These are copies of the requests Dolcefino Consulting has filed with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo over the course of several months. We call on all volunteers and all Texans who have paid the high-ticket prices and waited through the long lines to view the Houston Rodeo’s multi-million-dollar concert events: the rodeo does not want you to see these records. Wouldn’t you like to know why?
Copies of documents detailing the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s general ledger for the last three fiscal years.
Any documents detailing purchases of currently held real estate.
Copy of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s operating agreement with Reliant/NRG Stadium.
Salaries and compensation of all current rodeo officers and employees.
Documents detailing any complaints of sexual harassment or sexual assault from Jan. 1, 2013 to the present.
Documents detailing all employees terminated from Jan. 1, 2013 to the present.
Documents detailing all expenditures on travel and entertainment from Jan. 1, 2013 to the present.
All financial records detailing the purchase of any services or materials or anything of value from any Board Members as identified in 990 tax returns since January 1, 2015.
Financial records detailing the purchase of all furniture since January 1, 2016.
Financial records detailing expenditures for travel and entertainment since January 1, 2016.
Financial records detailing the prizes and awards for Champion livestock at the Rodeo for the last two years, including the payments to the winners, and documents detailing the use of all remaining proceeds.
A searchable ledger detailing any payments made to any security company for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013.
A searchable ledger detailing any payments made to any security company for the period January 1, 2017 through the present.
PDF copies of documents detailing any payments made to settle any litigation involving harassment or assault, redacted to exclude any information made confidential under state law, between January 1, 2012 through the present.
All documents from Jan. 1, 2008 to present detailing payments to Locke Lord, Crystal Ford, Sarah Lacy, Robert D. Miller, Neftali Partida, Gardner Pate, Jeri Brooks, Yuniedth Midence Steen, Walter B. Smith, Jr., Amy Maxwell Hunt, or R. Bruce Laboon.
All documents from Jan. 1, 2008 to present detailing purpose and scope of lobbying expenditures made by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
All documents from Jan. 1, 2012 to present that relate to investments made by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo outside the country.
Documents from fiscal year 2013 detailing any IRS filings in connection to foreign investments.
Documents from fiscal year 2014 detailing any IRS filings in connection to foreign investments.
Documents from fiscal year 2015 detailing any IRS filings in connection to foreign investments.
Documents from fiscal year 2016 detailing any IRS filings in connection to foreign investments.
Documents from fiscal year 2017 detailing any IRS filings in connection to foreign investments.