Expenditures on Steakhouses, Casinos, and Horse Facilities
In April, 2013 Crown Waste filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, following a string of major liabilities, including resolving expenses from collision between an uninsured Crown Waste truck and a FDNY truck which left six firefighters and the Crown driver hospitalized and the Crown truck “totaled”. Despite these financial difficulties, Crown Waste employees kept charging meals, entertainment, and horse racing expenses to the company. In a single two-month period in early 2013, “corporate expenses” submitted as part of the bankruptcy filing included:
- Meals at high-end steakhouses Peter Luger, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and the Old Homestead Steakhouse.
- Meals at McDonalds, Shake Shack, and various pizza restaurants.
- Entertainment at the Mohegan Sun Casino, the Borgata (another casino), and the Water Club NYC.
- Netflix and Apple iTunes charges
- Payments to a public storage facility, categorized as “entertainment.”
- $1,970 in payments to Pine Bush Equine, a horse veterinary center in Orange County, categorized as “training and education.”
- $900 in payments to Pine Bush Training, an equine training center.
Life After Bankruptcy
Although Chris Antonacci claimed personal income of just $36,000/year in his 2013 personal bankruptcy filing, his social media posts show that he continues to enjoy owning race horses, tropical vacations, and buying cars for his family.