Adult Novelties. Wholesale To The Trade?
Last week was a busy one with regard to the Robert Wone murder case. So you’ll forgive us if we’re only now sharing with you something we learned late last week – with a major assist from commenter “Bea”, who has truly been a busy little bee of late. It’s great to have another set of arms and legs on the case.
Bea tips us that Joe Price has an entrepreneurial spirit we hadn’t known of:
Oh, the registrant of said website? One Joseph Price, of Arent Fox.
Seems a “Joseph Price” first registered the website “www.eyecandydvds.com” through register.com on June 7, 2007. Network Solutions notes the registration was updated as of October 15, 2007, and the registrant owns the rights to the url through June of 2010. The IP provider is listed as “InternetNamesForBusiness” of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Oh – which Joseph Price?
We have removed sensitive information, such as email addresses and phone numbers. However we have cross-referenced them, and in fact they are – were – Joseph Price’s correct contact data while he was at Arent, Fox.
Several questions emerge; first, the timing. June 7 was more than ten months after the Robert Wone murder, less than a month after Dylan Ward’s birthday, two months before legal proceedings involving Phelps Collins III and Michael Price were dismissed, 17 months before the first indictment, and 19 months before Joe was let go as partner. All this, and opening a new business by September 7? Busy, indeed. It was also right around the time of the birthday party at Halo for Dylan in May of 2007; was this a birthday present?
Second, the registration information is curiously public; almost brazen. Joe used the 1509 Swann Street as the address but used his business email and phone number for administrative contacts (Swann Street may have been the most accurate billing address available. ) Moreover, he chose not to hide this from public view, as can easily be done when registering any web address.
Third, who exactly was to run this “Adult videos, novelties, magazines and candy” store? Brother Michael certainly has extensive retail experience and this would keep him off the streets, but arguably Dylan might know a thing or two about the stock.
Joe had already provided housing arrangements for brother Michael, so it’s not too far a leap to think he might try and help his brother set up a business operations. And the September 7, 2007 launch date – at the Adams Morgan address provided? For such a high-turnover bricks-and-mortar retail spot, the opening date seems a bit optimistic.
Anyone care to guess how long www.eyecandydvds.com will remain active?
- the Editors