Female Con Artist Used Full Throttle Appearance in Scam

nicolemarieclawsonNicole Marie Clawson’s 15 minutes of fame are just about over.  On Friday the 39 year old was arrested in Lady Lake Florida for  allegedly scamming dozens of victims in hoaxes ranging from pretending to be a nurse to shaving her head and pretending to be a terminally ill cancer patient.   she has been accused of forging checks, and stealing jewelry from her victims.

Her act was so good she was able to lie her way onto the set of the biker reality show, Full Throttle Saloon.  According to reports, Clawson told producers she recently inherited $40 million dollars from her deceased father and wanted to invest $1 million in the saloon.

The episodes that are airing now were taped in August and Clawson is appearing in several of them.

The producers of the show cooperated with Florida authorites and posted on the show’s website,  “Clawson was filmed in August 2012 in Sturgis, South Dakota and has since continued a pattern of fraud and deceit.  Clawson has gone by various aliases including Nicole MontanillieNicole Reasoner and Nicole Bott”

Clawson used her appearance on the television show as a way to scam individuals, including one man who  confined to a wheelchair asked Clawson to marry her and buy her an expensive home.  Authorities say she used the internet to meet potential victims online.

**  Update May 13, 2013  

Clawson pled guilty to the charges in Florida and was extradited to Georgia in April 2013 to face similar charges in that state.  Reports are that investigators in Indiana and several other states are preparing to indict Clawson for similar crimes.    Read the story here

 

The Bad Boy of Bike Building Makes it Number Four

Alexis DeJoria and Jesse James at a race in Ennis, Texas, on September 23. (Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire)

The internet is abuzz about reality show, bike building celebrity Jesse James and 36 year old, Alexis DeJoria who rumors say were married over the weekend in Malibu California.

Jesse hasn’t officially confirmed the rumors, and his manager isn’t responding to the press inquiries, but OMG is reporting the pair were hitched on the estate of the bride’s father, John Paul DeJoria, the Paul Mitchell hair care products billionaire businessman.

Reportedly Jesse asked DeJoria to marry him this past November after dating for two months.  He’d previously proposed to Kat Von D after 5 months of courtship.  Von D split from James in September 2011 after she claims he cheated on her with as many as 19 women.

DeJoria is a rookie in the professional ranks of the National Hot Rod Circuit and met James in Ennis Texas in September 2012 when he sponsored a mutual friend’s team.

 

James and DeJoria, who drives the Patron Nitro Funny Car on the drag race circuit, reside with their combined brood in Austin, Texas, where he recently relaunched West Coast Choppers after a four year hiatus.

You have to give it to Jesse, he never gives up.

 

Motocross Champ Arrested For Impersonating A Police Office

James "Bubba" Stewart (from official website js7.com)

He has been featured in  Rolling Stone, Maxim and GQ, Teen People, and is the star of a Fuel TV reality show “Bubba’s World.

After yesterday, James “Bubba” Stewart’s next profile might be on the TV show “Cops.”

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Stewart  and a friend was driving a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup on State Route 417 near Orlando when they allegedly tried to pull over a couple of off duty Florida highway patrol officers using red and blue police-type emergency lights.

When the officers identified themselves, they said Stewart, who was driving, sped away.  The off duty officers called 911 and Stewart was apprehended at the Orlando International Airport.  He was booked and released at 2:50 am and did not comment to waiting reporters.

His website calls him the “Tiger Woods of Supercross.”  He has not commented publicly on the arrest.

Have you heard the one about the Jackass that walks into this bar…

Only it’s not a joke, the jackass is real (his name is Emmett) and the bar is the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis South Dakota.

If you’re waiting for a punch line, there isn’t one unless you count the patrons & employees who are the real stars on the hit reality show Full Throttle Saloon.

If the world is laughing at them, instead of with them,  no one seems to mind.  And in the home where the buffalo roam and the deer and the antelope play, no one is uttering a discouraging word.

In fact they’re lining up to get into the bar during the rally and viewers are tuning into the show in spades.

Conceived and built  by Tennessee native Michael Ballard, the Full Throttle Saloon was nothing more than empty grazing space for bison when construction started less than a decade ago.

Today the entertainment complex can take it’s rightful place among the top venues in Sturgis, right up there with long established Buffalo Chip Campground and One-Eyed Jacks saloon as must see destinations during the annual August motorcycle rally.

Coming from a background of construction, Ballard cashed out a successful business in Tennessee and went northwest, with the idea that if you build it, they will come.

And build it he has.  Going so far to rescue  the Bismark Bridge, a historic steel structure built in 1912 that spanned the Belle Fouche river on the old trail from Deadwood SD to Bismark SD.  Ballard  and his crew worked 36 hour days and waded through reams of governmental red tape  and took insane risks to move it to the site.

Not to mention bringing in three semi-tractors and installing them as DJ booth (inside) and sound board (outside).

That dream and vision attracted Jesse James Dupree, front man for the rock group Jackyl.

Ballard says Dupree, who is a big supporter of the Full Throttle is also the executive producer of the television show and a partner in the franchise end of the business.

Together the pair are expanding the brand by opening up themed saloons in Cincinnati Ohio and Madison Wisconsin in 2011.

Attached to his hip (although not by marriage) is Angie Carlson.  The lovely and talented Sturgis native was nicknamed “Mouth of the South” by her father but is called  the“Worlds Most Perfect Ass” by the bikers who frequent her bar (Angieland) inside the Throttle.

The second season of Full Throttle Saloon premiered Wednesday November 17th on TruTV and we called the two to get an inside look at their life in the fishbowl of reality television and how a rock star turns to dentistry during the largest motorcycle rally in the world.  (listen to the unedited version here)

Michael Ballard heads up the demented circus at The Full Throttle Saloon

USRN:  What makes the Throttle so special?

Michael:  The Full Throttle is just built around blue collar America. I mean we got 18 wheeler in the air, we got an 18 wheeler inside that’s a DJ booth, we’ve got old school buses with tops cut out that are bars…

Angie: (Interrupting) “We got chicks!”

Michael: (laughs)  lots of women, lot of hot bartenders ..the Flaunt girls out there, we got Angie with Angieland… through the years of adding all kinds of crazy shit all the way down to the midget wrestling, and this year we had our freak show out there..and we had acrobatic pole dancers …you’ll see a lot of that in the new season coming up..

USRN:  Sounds like PT Barnum thrown in here..

Angie:  It’s a demented circus for sure..

Michael:  I like to call it spring break for adults..laughs

USRN:  In the season premier, seeing Jackly’s lead man out there pulling a tooth, I mean what’s all that about?

Angie:  It’s insane!   (laughs)

Michael  (laughing) That’s just that good ole southern way you know..we try to save money every way we can…we’re just helping a brother out..

USRN: do you wake up each day wondering what’s coming in the bar during that month of rally week?

Michael:  You never know what going to walk through the front doors of that bar at that rally…it’s from one extreme to another for sure.

USRN:  I’ve got  to ask about the donkey…is he getting his own show?

Michael:  I don’t know… he’s working on it!  (laughs) he might wind up being the star ass in this one…Angie’s got a little competition running around..(laughs) but no, he’s cool man…I bought him for Angie and everybody fell in love with him at the bar…and his name is Emmett.

USRN:  Emmett the donkey…

Angie:  The jackass!  (laughs)

Brett Michaels performs at the Full Throttle Saloon

USRN: Speaking of that, Angie, tell me how you came up with Angie Land and do you get offended when someone comes out there and says “show me that perfect ass?”

Angie:  uh..no I get offended if I don’t get asked!  (laughs)   Angieland just kinda happened upon me. ..you know there always getting the boob shots all over Sturgis and a gentlemen was kinda sick of getting the same pictures so he asked me to do something different so I turned around, I had a little thong bikini on and I sat on his shoulder and they took the picture and thought it was great but his buddy thought he had to do one up on his friend so he asked me if I’d sit on his head…and (after that) I had a line for a mile.

USRN:  You guys are not married, but you work together, have a personal and professional relationship and then you throw in the television element, there’s gotta be some behind the scenes going on..so tell me a little about that..

Mike:  Man we fight like cats and dogs, but the make-up sex is great!  (laughs)  You know it’s tough, especially during the week before rally and the week of rally when…you’re trying to control chaos already, you know and you kinda lose patience with each other and it seems that you always take it out on the closest people to you…you kinda put a smile on to everybody else and behind the scene you take it out on the people that’s closer to you so, we have our ups and downs for sure.Those two weeks are really a tough time for us, but we’ve been doing it together for so long now that we know we’re going to have those ups and downs, and we’re just gonna work our way through it and fight through it, and roll on after the event’s over.

Angie: Go home and practice making babies!

USRN:  If there is wedding bells in the future is it going to be a big event for television or will you keep it quiet and just do something at the justice of the peace?

Angie: Well, you know I have to run everything through Jesse (Dupree)  so I guess I’ll have to ask for his permission to keep it quiet, but you know how he is, the showman that he is, he’s not gonna want to keep it quiet.

USRN: I can see Jesse with his chainsaw running the show, taking the preacher out..

Angie;  He’s actually an ordained priest so he’ll actually probably will be the one that marries us.

USRN:  Is that ok with you Michael?

Mike   I don’t know about all that…he always teases Angie all the time about she’s gotta go before the committee before she can get married..and he’s the head of the committee.

USRN:  Tell me what it means to have a tv crew in the middle of trying to run a business?

Mike:  You know, I think what makes our show so great is that we just ignore the cameras.  I’m not an actor..(laughs) so we just ignore the cameras and do our normal thing that we normally go through…I mean when something happens we don’t know that it’s going to happen. …it’s not a staged show… we have no idea what’s taking place, and the cameras are just there capturing everything.

Angie:  And we warned them beforehand, we told them how busy we are and how fast paced we have to go to make everything happen…we told them…whatever you capture is what you’re going to get..so be where you need to be..

USRN:  How many cameras do they have on site typically?

Angie Carlson, “the worlds most perfect ass”

Mike: They had a 50 person production crew there this year.  Between the sound guys, camera crew, producers and writers 24/7 …there was camera’s running all the time.

USRN:  One thing we’re hearing is that viewers want an uncensored DVD version?

Angie:  They just gotta come to the Throttle!


Interview with Michael and Angie of the Full Throttle Saloon

He’s a good old boy whose made it big and she’s a Sturgis SD native who’s (among other talents) has the worlds most perfect ass. Together they’re the lead characters on the TRUtv reality show Full Throttle Saloon. We got the pair on the phone a few weeks ago for a feature story in the magazine. Here’s the full interview. click here to listen interview