I would just like to make a point that some people, with lots of money, do some
strange constructions. I would not be surprised if there would be an underwater
mansion on the top of a seamount in international waters. The only thing needed
is a boat parked above it, and an aeroplain to get to it from land. And naturally,
to keep it secret.
Billionaire Henry T. Nicholas III Allegedly Sought Secret Lair
A California billionaire sought a secret lair to indulge his appetite for drugs and
“manic obsession with prostitutes,” court documents allege.
Henry T. Nicholas III, 47, obtained enormous wealth from Broadcom Corp.,
the computer chip company he founded in 1991, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.
At his estate in Laguna Hills, Nicholas splurged on tunnels and a 2,000-square-foot
sports bar he called “Nick’s Cafe,” said filings in Orange County Superior Court.
Nicholas allegedly planned a “secret and convenient lair” with hidden entries to indulge
his “manic obsession with prostitutes” and “addiction to cocaine and Ecstasy,” said the
Nicholas denied the allegations, which surfaced through contractors, engineers and
construction workers who claimed Nicholas failed to pay millions of dollars in project
costs, the Times said.
Nicholas allegedly used “manipulation, lies, intimidation and even death threats” to
pressure “nearly every contractor and vendor” to do extra work without pay “at warp speed,”
the Times said in citing court filings.
• In or around 2001, Nicholas distributed and used controlled substances during a flight on
a private plane between Orange County and Law Vegas, causing marijuana smoke and fumes to enter
the cockpit and requiring the pilot flying the plane to put on an oxygen mask.
So, the tunnels of Henry T. Nicholas III
Allegedly, some of the construction of those tunnels took place under equestrian trails of the
Nelly Gail community of Laguna Niguel, Ca. During the construction his body guards stopped
equestrian traffic on the trail, and the stopped people complained to the authorities.
And that was news in Southern-Orange county, California.