The son of the former owner of the Crazy Horse Too topless cabaret will avoid jail time in a 2007 extortion and stabbing case.
District Judge Jackie Glass on Tuesday sentenced Dominic Rizzolo, 26, son of Rick Rizzolo, to spend 12 months to 72 months in prison, but suspended the sentence.
She placed Dominic Rizzolo on probation for five years. Glass said she was concerned with the deal made between prosecutors and Dominic Rizzolo’s attorney. The district attorney’s office, Glass said, didn’t oppose probation for Dominic Rizzolo, and the state Parole Division considered him an acceptable candidate for probation.
“You need to be right down the straight and narrow,” Glass said.
Authorities accused Dominic Rizzolo of trying to extort $20,000 from a man whom he suspected of credit card theft. Dominic Rizzolo ended up stabbing the man, according to a Las Vegas police report.
He was charged with extortion and battery with a deadly weapon but police said prosecutors should consider attempted murder and conspiracy charges. In October, Dominic Rizzolo pleaded guilty to one count of battery with use of a deadly weapon.
During sentencing, Rizzolo, who lives in Florida, apologized and said he accepts responsibility for the incident.