Former ‘Hollywood Madam’ says she’s moving to the Missouri Ozarks

PAHRUMP, Nevada (AP) – The woman nicknamed the ‘Lady of Hollywood’ when she was accused in the mid-1990s of running a prostitution ring in Los Angeles has said she was leaving a southern city in Nevada where she had lived for about 15 years. .

Heidi Fleiss told the Pahrump Valley Times that she was angry that someone shot one of her beloved pet parrots with a pellet gun just before Christmas.

Fleiss told the newspaper she contacted Nye County Animal Control Officers and kept the pellet a vet removed from the bird’s paw as evidence. She said she would pay up to $ 5,000 for information leading to the shooter’s arrest.

Fleiss said she bought a property in the Missouri Ozarks area, where she plans to move her collection of exotic birds by the end of February.

Fleiss, 56, has lived for about 15 years in Pahrump, a high desert community about 60 miles west of Las Vegas.

Her conviction for pimping was overturned in California, but she served 20 months of a federal prison sentence for a tax evasion conviction in 1996.

She then moved to southern Nevada with a parrot menagerie and was a close friend of Dennis Hof, owner of several legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse”.

Hof ran for the state legislature in 2018. He posed as a Donald Trump-style Republican and won the election despite being found dead a month earlier after celebrating his 72nd birthday. birthday.

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