Peter Crinis Salary: “It was the cocktail that captured global headlines. Sold for $12,500 in 2013, Crown Casino’s Club 23-the bar owned by James Packer, Shane Warne, and Joe Hachem-was the Guinness World Record. Except, it wasn’t the most expensive cocktail ever sold despite the billing – actually, it wasn’t sold at all. Fairfax Media will announce that the purchase was fabricated to help cover up an alleged heist of $32 million that had taken place just days earlier at the casino.
In the middle of the night, a security guard knocked on the door of Manning’s lavish Crown Towers villa, and the gambler was evicted. Since much of the $32 million in winnings had not yet been moved from the casino, the management of the Crown chose not to press fees. Notice of exclusion was issued to Manning, barring him from the premises, and a deal was struck between the parties.