Tony Ortega Bosses: Department of Justice Press Release

The April 2018 press release that was issued by the Department of Justice regarding Backpage.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 12, 2018 Backpage’s Co-founder and CEO, As Well As Several Backpage-Related Corporate Entities, Enter Guilty Pleas

Earlier this week, the Justice Department announced the seizure of Backpage.com, the Internet’s leading forum for prostitution ads,

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Meet David Azzato: The Off-shore Force behind Backpage’s Successors

Recently we reported to you the strange turn of events which lead to both the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security joining the fight against Backpage, almost a year after the monstrous syndicate was seized and shuttered by federal authorities.

New information out today suggests that both the DOJ and

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Dept. of Homeland Security Takes on the Backpage Boom

What a rocky year it has been for Tony Ortega and his sex trafficking pals over at Backpage. In some respects it’s almost difficult to fathom that a year has passed since the CEO of classified ads website Backpage.com, Carl Ferrer, pleaded guilty to federal charges and the site was permanently shut

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Inside A Backpage Sting & The Downfall of Carl Ferrer

Recently on the blog we took a long, hard look back at the timeline surrounding the rise and fall of Backpage.com. Today we’re turning back time to dive into a shocking example of exactly the sort of evil Backpage was up to during the years its own in-house propagandist, Tony Ortega, was so ferociously

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Prosecutors Target Backpage’s Lawyers

We’ve previously reported that Tony Ortega has just cause to be worried about being legally implicated in the broad-sweeping net federal prosecutors are using to round up all those who played a part in the Backpage sex trafficking scandal. Today we find another reason for Tony Ortega to be concerned that justice will

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Tony Ortega Hasn’t Changed

Ortega has always sucked up to his bosses. From his early days as a hack journalist to his present incarnation as unemployed hack Twitterer, time has not changed Tony Ortega all that much.

At heart he is still the same disingenuous blowhard, content to ignore the human tragedy of child sex trafficking so

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The Art of Looking Bad in a Lawsuit

This week’s case involving Backpage boss, Michael Lacey, and his prima donna request to have his ankle monitor removed in advance of his latest Hawaiian vacation highlights and underlines both the narcissism and lack of remorse the accused in this case have displayed at every turn.

While it is always distressing to see the moral

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Damning New Evidence in Trial of Tony Ortega’s Former Bosses

Tony Ortega Backpage Apologist

This past week we hinted at new evidence in the strange case of debauched Backpage impresario Michael Lacey’s request to a federal judge to have his ankle monitor removed to accommodate his upcoming Hawaiian vacation.

To more fully explain this, it’s helpful to take a look back at

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Turning a Blind Eye

Frequent readers of this blog will know by now the sordid unprofessional history of Tony Ortega. Between 2011 and July 2012, Tony Ortega, then Editor-in-Chief of the Village Voice, launched a biased oppo-research campaign on organizations and individuals who attempted to report on sex trafficking in the United States.

Clearly Ortega

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Tony Ortega’s Raw Deal

Way back when Tony Ortega’s bosses in Phoenix were dreaming about shredding and burning all the evidence implicating them in the global sex-for-profit scandal that was starting to spiral so out of control they were once again at risk of going to prison, a deal was struck.

Tony Ortega was promised that as

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