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6 Investigates: Helen Blocker-Adam's Companies

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It's a long list of items. Lawsuits, subpoenas, eviction notices, and dispossess notices. All of them served to Augusta Mayoral Candidate Helen Blocker-Adams during the past few years. On Tuesday, she addressed some of her financial problems.

"Life stuff happens when you're in business for 22 years," she said.

Speaking of business, Blocker-Adams claims she has two of them. Listed on her campaign website, there's The HBA Group, her marketing and events planning company, and then there's The Southeast Enterprise Institute, her non-profit organization.

We decided to look into both companies by using the secretary of state's website, however, we couldn't find any paperwork for The HBA Group. The corporation search does show information for The Southeast Enterprise Institute, but records show the company was dissolved in 2010.

A search on the IRS website shows that the federal tax exemption of the organization was revoked in 2010.

All week long, Former Mayor Bob Young has been calling for Blocker-Adams to drop out of the race.

"I just know there's a candidate that has a problem and if any of the candidates had a similar problem or any issue that rose to this level, I would encourage them to back off, deal with their personal issues and then come back and run again at another time," Young said.

But Blocker-Adams says her life experience will help her as the next mayor.

"I am one of you. I have been through stuff and I have never backed away from having challenges in life. Everybody, especially right now, everybody is going through something," she said.

Blocker-Adams suspended her mayoral campaign Thursday evening because of her financial past.
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