Snake farm bankrupts a Vegas goaltender. He got off lightly: his wife killed his supplier and sat down for 16 years
If you are thinking of investing in a business, then feel free to cross snake farms off the list of options. Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner does not recommend. On December 30, 2022, the hockey player and his wife, Donya, filed for bankruptcy under Article 7 of the District of Nevada.
The document says that debts arose mainly from loans for business and investments. The Swedish goalkeeper estimates the value of his assets from 1 to 10 million dollars, but his liabilities to creditors are much larger – from 10 to 50 million. Back in early December, the goalkeeper said that he was solvent and ready to pay off the debt, but something went wrong.
Stakeholders in the bankruptcy filing include the Vegas Golden Knights, Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, the National Hockey League, Newport Sports Management and Sure Sports Lending. The latter specializes in repaying the debts of professional athletes, and one of its clients is Evander Kane.
Where did snakes come from? Bought them from a man whose wife tried to kill him three times
Since 2019, Lehner has been the owner of a small company, RL Exotics LLC, with three employees. She ran a reptile farm in Plato, Missouri.
But it all started with the fact that in 2017 he bought a collection of rare anacondas and pythons for $1.2 million from entrepreneur Ben Renick, owner of Renick Reptiles. Under the terms of the deal, the goaltender had to pay $200,000 every quarter. But this story turned into an adventure.