The neighbor of a brothel allegedly run from a single-family house in a working-class neighborhood of Orlando said she saw former state Rep. Mike Horner’s name on a list of johns.
Republican Horner resigned this week without confirming he was a client of the brothel, and police who arrested the homeowner have not confirmed officially that Horner’s name is on the paperwork they seized.
Neighbor Corinne Miner, however, says she “definitely” saw Horner’s name on a list left at Miner’s house by one of the women who sold “massages.”
Miner, 68, who runs a day-care center from her home, said she struck up a friendship with a brothel worker she identified as Renee.
One afternoon a year ago, Renee left behind a list bearing the names of her four clients for that day.
“She used to leave things behind ... and return to pick later them up,” Miner said. “One time, she left a handwritten list of four names. One of them was Mike Horner. I recognized the name right away because I saw him on the television.
“Renee ... had no idea who he was. She just said, ‘He’s just some rich guy!’ We never talked about it again.”
Cops last month arrested homeowner Mark Risner, 54, and charged him with six counts of prostitution-related and RICO Act charges.
Miner said she started noticing women in cocktail waitress outfits and a steady procession of well-dressed men about five years ago.
“Renee told me [Risner] sent her to massage school,” Miner said. “But he wanted her in this short outfit and made up all day, so I figured that massages weren’t the only thing going on there.”
SAY IT AIN’T SO, FLO!
Carol City hip-hop star Flo Rida has become a target of Uncle Sam’s bagmen.
The Internal Revenue Service slapped a tax lien on the 32-year-old singer of Right Round and Wild Ones in Miami-Dade County Court.
The federal agency says the singer, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, owes $1,040,777 in unpaid taxes.
The IRS wants money going back to 2009 — when Flo’s chart-topper Low was on heavy rotation on the radio.
Dillard is on a concert tour in Europe and hasn’t been readily available for comment. But his attorney, Reginald Mathis, admitted to accounting problems.
“Whatever Flo owes, he’ll pay,” Mathis said. “But I’m confident it’s not $1 million!”
Things are all better between South Florida diva Celine Dion and her former handyman.
Laborer Keith Sturtevant, who filed a federal lawsuit against the singer on grounds that she stiffed him on overtime pay, has agreed to settle the Fair Labor Standards Act case, according to federal records.
Sturtevant claimed Dion and her husband, Rene Angelil, owed him and other household employees thousands.
Neither his nor Dion’s attorney commented, and details of the settlement weren’t filed with the court system since Sturtevant agreed never to talk about it.
The suit alleged Dion “improperly and illegally designated Sturtevant as an [overtime] exempt employee” and paid him a straight salary — no matter that he worked 60 hours a week.