Federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing online classified site Back. A notice that appeared Friday afternoon at Back. It also known for listings adult escorts and other sexual services, and authorities say advertising related to those services has been extremely lucrative.
For local anti-sex trafficking organizations such as the Greater Cincinnati Fusion Center, the shutdown is great news. Michael Hartzler, the center's director, said. State prosecutors in California have said the website's chief executive Carl Ferrer and founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin illegally funneled money through multiple companies and created various websites to get around banks that refused to process transactions.
They have pleaded not guilty. A decade ago, they were arrested by then-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office in for publishing information about a secret grand jury subpoena demanding information on its stories and online readers.
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By: Associated Press, Ashley Zilka. Michael Hartzler, the center's director, said "There was a tremendous amount of human trafficking that was going on and being advertised on back.
Last year, the creators of the website were charged with money laundering in California. Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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