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Bankrupt Fontainebleau seeking $1 million for bonuses
Las Vegas Sun,
Monday, December 21, 2009 at 6:44:08 PM
With a Fontainebleau Las Vegas secretary earning $48,000 annually, its chief restructuring officer making $720,000 and unemployment running at 13 percent, the bankrupt company encountered skepticism Thursday when it proposed spending some $1 million on management bonuses.
Howard Karawan, chief restructuring officer, testified during a hearing in Miami's U.S. Bankruptcy Court that the company needs the extra money so the handful of remaining Fontainebleau executives and managers will focus not on finding new jobs but on stabilizing the casino-resort building and assisting with the auction process in which Fontainebleau is due to be sold next month.
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