Backpage Chief Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Money Laundering

Backpage Chief Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Money Laundering

Backpage Chief Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Money Laundering

A co-founder of Backpage.com pleaded guilty in federal court in Arizona on Thursday to charges of facilitating prostitution and money laundering, the U.S. Justice Department said.

The chief executive of Backpage.com, the gender advertisements website not too long ago captured from the federal authorities, pleaded guilty on Thursday to prices from California and Texas, and officials urged plea agreements made last week in federal court in Arizona. And just days later on Wednesday, the president signed a bill that gives federal and state prosecutors more power to go after websites like the sinister Backpage.com, which has enabled widespread and sophisticated exploitation of women and girls.

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Texas' Attorney General has announced that Backpage.com has pleaded guilty to human trafficking in Texas.

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In exchange for his cooperation, Ferrer will serve a maximum of five years in each case, to be served concurrently.

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The Texas and California attorneys general worked together to find evidence that adult and child sex trafficking victims were forced into prostitution, Breitbart Texas reported.

"Whether on the street or on the internet, sex trafficking will not be tolerated", Wray said in a statement, promising the investigative work would continue, with help from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and local law enforcement.

Ferrer was taken into custody following a joint investigation by the Texas and California attorneys general. Prosecutors allege Backpage's operators illegally funneled almost $45 million through multiple companies and created websites to get around banks that refused to process their transactions.

In a 93-count indictment unsealed on Monday, federal prosecutors alleged Backpage earned $500 million in prostitution-related revenues since launching in 2004.

Paxton's office previously arrested Ferrer in Houston in 2016 and executed a search warrant at his Dallas home.

Backpage the company also pleaded guilty to human trafficking in Texas. The Dutch-owned company is incorporated in DE, but its principal place of business is in Dallas.

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