PGCo, did you know… (Demo)

Former DC Mayor Fenty hired by venture capital firm,  PGCO Nightclub owners plead guilty to tax evasion, Juvenile arrested but others on the loose, Maryland Debt ceiling to be raised?

Adrien FentyI still  think Fenty is going to come back to gentrified DC as the acceptable negro and run for Mayor again.  He’s someone the gentrifiers can embrace and the Blacks can’t hate on but so much because “technically” he’s family.   But in the meantime, venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, is bringing on board the government expertise of former Mayor Fenty to its operations.  Fenty joins Andreessen as a part-time special advisor.  This firm has backed some winners like has backed Facebook, Groupon, and Skype.  The current portfolio companies will count on Fenty for his expertise in navigating local city halls, as well as federal and state governments, said partner Margit Wennmachers.  Good luck with that.  Umph
More HERE.

Crossroads Club & RestaurantTwo nightclub owners in Prince George’s County have pleaded guilty in a widespread investigation of alcohol sale abuses, licensing violations and tax evasion by county business owners.  Alton Gayle, owner of the Bladensburg club Crossroads, and Chris Everette, owner of Plaza 23 in Temple Hills, pleaded guilty to tax evasion on Sept. 12 following the indictment of several employees at their respective businesses and five other Prince George’s County clubs investigated by the Maryland Comptroller’s Office and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.  Both Gayle and Everette received suspended sentences, probation,  and have made deals to pay back a combined $46k in taxes and fines; the exact amount owed is not known.  Cases against owners and employees at five other clubs — Puzzles Event Center in Suitland, De La Swan Event Atrium in Hyattsville, Let’s Chat in Suitland, Black Amethyst in Temple Hills, and CFE Event Center in Forestville — are ongoing.  It doesn’t seem that all these clubs are strip clubs or dance clubs parading as strip clubs so for business sake, I hope their able to get it together.  The pics of food at the Crossroads site look delicious.  Now Plaza 23, on the other hand, was the site of a 2011 murder and police officers have been “banned” from working security there due to the risks associated with feuding factions that attend Go-Go concerts.  Really y’all?  What on earth are you fighting about?

Thanks to Ben Giles at the Examiner for this article. 
The Prince George’s County Police Department has made one arrest in connection with the citizen robbery on September 28th, and they need your help finding the other two in the video posted below.  The robbery was caught on surveillance camera outside of a business in the 6000 block of Riverdale Road in Riverdale, MD. Police officers made the arrest October 1st. The suspect is a juvenile.
 The investigation revealed the victim had just left a restaurant when the suspects approached him and asked for a cigarette. When the victim told them he’d give them a cigarette, one of the suspects hit him in the face. The victim fell to the ground, dropping his wallet and cell phone. He managed to get up and run for help. The suspects took the victim’s property and ran away. The victim sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.  Watch the video and you too will get HEATED.

Anyone with additional information on this robbery is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District 1 Robbery Suppression Team at 301-699-2601. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. You may also text “PGPD plus your crime tip” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a Cash Reward up to for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Things are getting better in Maryland.  Home values/prices are inching back up, revenues are coming in so now would NOT be the time to raise the debt ceiling.  Until we bring in more businesses and better our school system, we don’t need a bigger credit line.  FOR WHAT?  Maryland’s  Capital Debt Affordability Committee voted 4-1 to allow the state to increase it from the current limit of $925 million.  T. Eloise Foster, Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget secretary, said the increase is affordable because the state’s revenues have grown faster than earlier projections.  My question: if revenues are growing, why do we need a larger credit ceiling?
For example, the state’s Board of Revenue Estimates recently increased revenue projections for the current fiscal year by $181 million. It also raised ongoing revenue estimates by $120 million to $185 million per year.  Foster said increasing the debt limit will enable the state to invest in infrastructure and boost jobs, while interest rates are low.  My question: Why can’t we do that with the revenue we’re bringing in?  “It’s one that allows us to take advantage of historically low interest rates and allows us to invest in priority projects and shovel-ready projects,” Foster said.  Comptroller Peter Franchot voted against the increase. Franchot said there are too many questions about the economy to justify increasing the debt limit. He noted the potential for big federal budget cuts as one reason for greater fiscal restraint.  “There’s just too many questions, too many storm clouds out there,” the comptroller said.  I agree with the Comptroller.   Read entire story HERE.

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