Man Finds Mystery $500,000 in His Bank Account—and It May Belong to Backpage’s Founder

Man Finds Mystery $500,000 in His Bank Account—and It May Belong to Backpage’s Founder

In this picture, Backpage.com proprietor Michael Lacey seems on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 10, 2017. Lacey is accused of knowingly publishing adverts for sexual providers.Photo: AP A Phoenix information station reports a weird incident involving a $500,000 verify mistakenly deposited into the checking account of a current regulation faculty graduate. The deposit was […]

Backpage CEO pleads responsible to human trafficking, cash laundering

Documents unsealed today by the Justice Department (PDF) reveal Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges in Arizona on April fifth, a day earlier than the site was seized and shut down. Additionally, attorneys common in California and Texas introduced right now that he has entered responsible pleas to fees of human […]

Trump Signs 'FOSTA’ Into Law, Enabling Internet Censorship That Puts Sex Workers at Risk

Trump Signs 'FOSTA’ Into Law, Enabling Internet Censorship That Puts Sex Workers at Risk

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) President Donald Trump signed a controversial invoice immediately that’s designed to fight intercourse trafficking on-line, however has incited sturdy opposition from intercourse staff who say that the regulation, if enacted, will jeopardize their security. The new regulation, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act or FOSTA, carves out exceptions to the […]

Feds Praise Backpage Takedown as Sex Workers Fear for Their Lives

Feds Praise Backpage Takedown as Sex Workers Fear for Their Lives

Justice Department officers on Monday praised the actions of the FBI and different legislation enforcement businesses seizing Backpage.com, the favored classifieds web site lengthy accused of enabling intercourse traffickers and profiting off criminalized intercourse work. Sex employee rights advocates, in the meantime, say the lack of Backpage and the US authorities’s different efforts to shutter […]

Backpage.com officers indicted following FBI shutdown

The indictment particularly charged Backpage enabling the trafficking of 17 victims, a few of whom have been 14 years previous. Hosting adverts for these individuals was no accident — “This is not a website that let the occasional ad slip thru the cracks of their review system,” a US official mentioned upon the positioning’s seizure, […]

Backpage.com was seized by the federal authorities

Backpage has been the main target of legislation enforcement businesses for a while. The website’s co-founders have been hit with pimping, intercourse trafficking and cash laundering costs multiple times and the location has been accused of knowingly taking part in host to intercourse and baby trafficking. Last 12 months, the web site shut down its […]

Backpage Has Been Seized by the FBI 

Backpage Has Been Seized by the FBI 

Screenshot: Backpage.com The widespread categorised advertisements web site Backpage was seized on Friday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Gizmodo has confirmed. The precise purpose behind the seizure weren’t instantly clear, although the Justice Department mentioned it’s working to disseminate particulars to the press. A message on the web site saying the seizure states that […]