Feds shut Backpage, indict founders on money laundering, prostitution charges


Federal officials said Monday they were shutting down Backpage, a controversial classified-ad website that has long been accused by political leaders and law enforcement officials of providing a platform for prostitution and sex trafficking.

As part of the federal operation, a grand jury in Arizona indicted seven people associated with Backpage on charges of facilitating prostitution and money laundering. They included Michael Lacey, 69, and James Larkin, 68, the co-founders of Backpage.


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