James Wilson requested that PVDN publish all documents supporting our original story, including full emails. PVDN is currently seeking permission to publish more documents concerning at least six other victims.
Response: 360 Asheville was created by Christopher LaGrone in March 2015 as a company offering online 360 virtual tours of businesses and real estate in Asheville, NC, hence the name 360 Asheville. The screenshot below shows Google’s cache from December 11, 2005, of the first site launched by Christopher LaGrone advertising the services and the business name 360 Asheville.
Continues Response: In 2006 James Wilson incorporated the name, over a year after Christopher Lagrone started the company, and Mr. Wilson listing himself as the ‘registrant’ and has claimed to be the majority owner, although James Wilson never worked for 360 Asheville. In 2006, James Wilson was employed full-time with U.S. Foodservices, according to tax documents obtained by PVDN. No tax records filed between the years 2005 – 2010 by James Wilson disclose the ownership of any company or tax writeoffs of any investment into a company, a standard write-off that any personal investment into a business would be listed by anyone with basic knowledge of tax laws in the United States or the State of North Carolina.
A registrant, according to N.C. Law is not an owner or hold any stake in an LLC ownership. A registrant is an individual appointed by the LLC to conduct the administrative work and be the contact person of the LLC for the State of North Carolina. In many cases, LLC registrants are the legal representatives, not owners, of the LLC.
A registered agent is a responsible third-party in the same state as the business, who can receive service of process notices, correspondence from the Secretary of State, and other official government notifications—usually tax forms and notice of lawsuits—on behalf of the corporation or LLC.
James Wilson, as the registrant, failed to create an organizational agreement, and according to the State of North Carolina the company was found to be in non-compliance with North Carolina law by failing to file yearly statements and corporate fees of $200.00, leaving the state to determine that the corporation never full-filled it’s legal responsibilities and did not enjoy the benefits of a registered LLC in North Carolina.
PVDN has requested evidence from James Wilson that Christopher LaGrone was using his social security number, that evidence has not yet been provided.
Response: No contract was ever written and/or signed under the name of 360 Asheville LLC. All design work and contracts were between Christopher LaGrone and the client. James Wilson has failed to provide the contracts he claims to exist. Also, James claims to have been the majority owner in the company and he allowed statements of work for HBO, Showtime, American Idol and others to be advertised on his alleged company website. He only has a problem with it now because Christopher Lagrone continued on with success as a designer. So if Christopher LaGrone is scamming people now, James was scamming people then.
Response: James Wilson has failed to provide evidence to PVDN that Google informed him that his social security number was being used illegally or that Christopher LaGrone reported James Wilson’s company as fraudulent. PVDN did contact Google and was informed that they would not provide the social security number on file for any accounts without a legal order for the information, so by their policy, no representative of Google would have had the authority to discuss any account information with individuals over the phone who are not the registered party of the account and without verifying their identity first.
PVDN has confirmed that there is only one registered business in North Carolina using the name Summit Communication Systems, the registered owner is not James Wilson. Laura Peoples, sister of James Wilson, has provided a written statement to PVDN denying any business relationship with James Wilson although he calls her an equity partner. James Wilson has also refused to provide PVDN with the signed Schedule K-1 form, a legal document required for equity partnerships.
The full message can be downloaded HERE, the rest is a regurgitation of the same statements by James Wilson which PVDN has requested supporting evidence, a request that was denied by James Wilson.
Click the next page number to read more email releases and social media posts by James Wilson. These are being released on the request of James Wilson so that his story can be told, however, PVDN has made multiple requests for evidence of James Wilson’s accusations, requests that James Wilson has failed to comply with.