June 19, 2001 01:23pm
Twists and Turns in Gold Club Trial
Source: Independent for AINews
by: Rick C. Limpert
(ATLANTA, GA) -- Accusations, lesbian sex shows, inspection warnings, and oral sex for cell phone usage have been the topics the past day and a half at the Gold Club racketeering trial in Atlanta.
Former Gold Club manager, Jennifer Romanello finished her redirect by saying she had not witnessed any sex taking place herself, but knew it was going on in the private rooms, and knew money was exchanged either in U.S. currency or the "Gold Bucks" used as currency at the club itself. Romanello also said someone had worked out a deal with local law enforcement to call ahead or give notice before inspections were made at the club by local authorities.
Also, a surprise witness was called on Tuesday. Former dancer Amanda Pappas, stage name "Peyton", who danced at the club in 1997 and who was the girlfriend of defendant and former dancer Jacklyn Bush, "Diva". Pappas said it was her that performed lesbian sex shows with Bush, and they cut a deal with customers from the club on sort of a barter system. For example, Pappas and Bush cut a deal with customers who were Bell South Mobility employees where outside the club the dancers performed oral sex on the men in exchange for in this case free cell phones and usage. Pappas continues on the stand, and is expected to continue through at least Wednesday.
About Rick C. Limpert:
Rick C. Limpert is the founder and President of SBC Photography in Alpharetta, GA. (www.sbcphotog.com) and (www.springbreak.5u.com) Rick also writes articles and provides images for many magazines and e-zines. Rick is also a regular correspondent for talkingblue.com and is giving continuing coverage of the Gold Club Trial for AINews.com. SBC can be reached through it's website or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.