Isabella Overton Adkins
Here are a bunch of links I’ve received:
Isabella Overton contributing $2,150 to Jeremy Williams‘ campaign earlier this year.
Isabella Overton contributing $1,000 to Jeff Phillips‘ campaign earlier this year.
Isabella Overton contributing $2,500 to Billy Yow‘s campaign earlier this year.
Isabella Adkins setting up C4GC as a PAC in 2010.
Douglas Adkins as agent for Merchant Payment Express at 1419 Penny Road (dissolved).
Douglas Adkins as agent for Merchant Payment Express at 4319 Ravenstone Drive (active).
Douglas Adkins selling 1419 Penny Road in 2009.
Douglas Adkins owning 4319 Ravenstone Drive since 2006.
Douglas Adkins as agent for DAAB, Inc.
DAAB, Inc. as owner of LAX Gentlemen’s Club (ABC license cancelled).
Douglas Adkins as president of Triad Golf and Travel, Inc.
Triad Golf and Travel, Inc. as owner of Centerfolds (ABC license active).
Douglas Adkins as president of Tate Street Investments, Inc.
Tate Street Investments, Inc. as owner of Copa Rocka Cantina (may be closed for renovation).
Douglas Adkins as president of Burnt Poplar Properties, Inc.
Burnt Poplar Properties, Inc. as owner of 6428-A Burnt Poplar Road, home of The Gold Club (closed for renovation).
And finally, Isabella Overton Adkins contributing $600 to Jeff Hyde‘s campaign in 2010.
Thanks to everyone who contributed links.
It is my understanding the strip club industry has strong ties to organized crime. Adkins’ partner in several of his enterprises is a locally well known restaurant and night club owner. Is C4GC taking money from organized crime to support local Tea Party candidates? Regardless, do we want income derived from strip clubs financing local campaigns?
For those of you who may not be aware, Greensboro has had elements of organized crime operating here for generations. However, it appears as though C4GC was set up as a PAC by these elements and is supporting candidates for office. In the old days, things were done in backrooms. I don’t have any notion the political influence of organized crime can ever be stopped, but we should at least make it more difficult than this current operation appears to be.
Merchant Payment Express looks like an excellent way to launder money. It is my understanding Isabella Adkins is a native of Eastern Europe, a hotbed of activity for stolen credit cards. I would not be surprised to learn several law enforcement agencies are watching them closely. It would be unfortunate if a handful of dumb conservatives inadvertently associated with an international criminal enterprise.
BTW, Eastern Europe is also known for exporting women to this country as prostitutes. It is not a very big leap from strip clubs to prostitution.