I want to thank everyone who made this important seizure possible: "all of our dedicated and committed professionals in the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and our U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Arizona, the FBI, our partners with the IRS Criminal Investigation, our Postal Inspectors, and the Texas and California Attorney Generals' offices". Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. He also admitted to conspiring with others at the company to launder the proceeds from such ads after credit card companies and banks refused to do business with the site.
Larkin, co-founder Michael Lacey and five Backpage.com employees were arrested in what authorities say was a scheme to publish ads for sexual services.
Ferrer has also agreed in his California plea to take down every Backpage-affiliated website that he can within five days and forfeit all Backpage-related domains within 14 days. Also Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking. But a letter provided to the committee before the hearing said the site and its employees "agree that human trafficking is abhorrent and should be eradicated" and that it "has spent thousands of hours and millions of dollars" working with law enforcement to fight trafficking.
Lacey and Larkin also earlier pleaded not guilty to the California charges after Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Larry Brown previous year allowed the state to continue with money laundering charges.
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Her brothers Jamie and Gavin Nicolson were killed in a traffic accident on the way to training in 1994, before Skye was born. More demoralising was Manish Kaushik's loss in the 60kg category. "Anyone loses we grieve for them, we're all one team".
In the Arizona plea, Ferrer acknowledged knowing that a great majority of Backpage.com's ads were for sex services.
Ferrer agreed, in combined plea deals with both Texas and California authorities, where he faced outstanding charges, that he will shut down Backpage "throughout the world", will aid authorities in ongoing prosecutions of his co-conspirators, and will make all Backpage data available to authorities.
The statement did not state, however, where the pleas were entered or if they were entered in Texas. On Oct. 6, 2016, the CEO of Backpage.com was arrested at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport after arriving on a flight from Amsterdam.
The US Congress passed a bill last month that allows victims of sex trafficking to seek justice against website owners who knowingly promote or facilitate the practice.
Names of destructive 2017 storms retired
Hurricane Harvey , which was a Category 4 storm when it hit Texas in late August, directly killed at least 68 people. They will be replaced by Harold, Idalia, Margot and Nigel, which will be used in the 2023 hurricane season.
The most serious of the charges carries a maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison, the official added.
Almost a week ago, the classified advertising website Backpage.com was seized by the Department of Justice on accounts of facilitating prostitution and money laundering from its forum.
The site was the dominant hub for sex workers to advertise their services, and it had come under increasing scrutiny in recent years as the U.S. government made efforts to crack down on sex trafficking with legislation like the Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act (SESTA), which President Trump signed this week.
Colfax 16, Liberty 1 (5) (game 2): Abbie Miller homered and singled and the Bulldogs downed the Lancers in the second game. Kendall Meeks started on the mound for the first time in conference and threw four innings allowing three earned runs.
In his National Basketball Association debut Tuesday night, the 32-year old scored 19 points against the Houston Rockets . Paul said of Ingram's debut to ESPN after the game: "I told him I heard about his story, and that grind is unbelievable".
He also said Russian Federation has not yet gotten the full message about US determination to block aggression from Moscow. Pompeo argued that the challenge posed by Iran was much wider that the nuclear issue alone.
The contacts will be able to follow the riders on their trip and make sure they reach their final destination safely. You can select the trusted contacts which would received alerts from you while you take Uber rides.
Believed to be due mid April, it's only a matter of time before Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome royal baby number three. If the Royal Baby is born April 21, the child will share a birthday with the Queen, who turns a spry 92 this year.
Russia, Iran and Syria have accused of mounting the attack, Israel, however Israel has neither confirmed nor denied participation. Israel has a longstanding policy of refusing to comment on alleged military actions beyond the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
His returns of two for 17 were one of the key reasons behind the impressive performance of Hyderabad against Rajasthan . There was no sting in the tail despite Jos Buttler's presence as Rashid did him with a googly and the rest dawdled.
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So far, Stanton has three and Judge two. " He's jumping at everything, missing balls by a few feet and not identifying pitches". The 28-year-old has been forced into regular action at the unfamiliar position due to the outfield being decimated by injuries.
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According to a new study , it's diabetes, psychological problems and an increased risk of dying. Out of the 10,500 deaths recorded in the participants, 2,127 had cardiovascular causes.