Data Knight 365 missed deadline for closing

A number of people have called, emailed or dropped by to ask about the status of the announced data center for the Floyd County Commerce Park. My story in today’s Floyd Press updates the situation: Data Knight 365 (DK365) missed the Tuesday deadline for coming...

Data Center promoter named in loan kiting scheme

A civil case filed in federal court under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act names Paul Allen, the promoter behind the announced data center in Floyd, as a participant in a “loan kiting” scheme that threatened the solvency of a...
Ohio shut down business of data center promoter

Ohio shut down business of data center promoter

Paul Allen arrived in Floyd a few months ago with all the subtlety of a Tasmanian Devil, whirling about with grand promises of bringing a mutli-million dollar data center to the county’s commerce park. He had plenty of time of his hands because the State of Ohio...
Power Direct: A company of aliases and problems

Power Direct: A company of aliases and problems

Power Direct, the telemarketing company behind Data Knight 365, the shadowy firm that announced last week it would spend more than $20 million to build a “world class data center” in Floyd’s industrial park, is an operation of aliases, multiple...