Entire Range of Backpage Charges, Revealed For First Time

Virtually every dollar which flowed into Backpage’s coffers represented the proceeds of illegal activity. In fact, by 2015, the major credit card companies stopped processing payments for Backpage and some banks closed Backpage’s accounts out of concern they were being used for illegal purposes.

In response, the Grand Jury documents we’ve been examining recently

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Backpage Grand Jury Indictment – Finger on the Scales of Justice –

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Last week a copy of the recently unsealed Grand Jury indictment found its way to our desks here at the blog. As we make our way through the document this week, we will be sharing with our readers a number of the more spectacular highlights which, as we’ve seen so far, are

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Backpage Grand Jury Indictment: “Do Not Acknowledge The Prostitution”

This past week, for the first time in a public foru, we began to unpack and analyze the text of the official Grand Jury indictment of Backpage. We started by looking at the key players named in the complaint. Today, we turn our attention to the specific charges levied against these Backpage defendants. 

The

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Backpage Grand Jury Indictment Revealed: – Complaint and Key Players

Big news for readers of the blog who are concerned by the ongoing scandal surrounding Backpage and those who knowingly and willingly conspired with them.

Last week we obtained a copy of the previously sealed, and as yet unpublished, Grand Jury charges in the case of the United States of America v. Michael Lacey,

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New Documentary Series Exposes True Horrors of Backpage Child Sex Trafficking

In our last post we reported to you about recent news out of San Diego of yet another Backpage pimp standing trial for the part he played in trafficking underage children via the online sex slavery platform devised and created by Tony Ortega’s former bosses. 

Though it’s been nearly four years since the crimes

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Backpage Still Center Stage in Underage Outrage

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As the court date set to decide the fates of Tony Ortega’s Backpage bosses draws closer, Backpage-related sex trafficking cases continue to pile up. 

With the benefit of hindsight it is now beyond all doubt to right minded people that Tony Ortega was outright lying as he worked to downplay the severity

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Tony Ortega Downplays And Discredits Himself

We’ve been reporting over the past few days on the blistering condemnation Tony Ortega was hit by (from his own readers!) following his rabid, specious, and poorly articulated attack on New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof.

Operating from his position as Editor-At-Large for the Village Voice, Tony was responsible for making the public defense

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Tony Ortega Can’t Hide From What’s Coming

Tony Ortega

Following on from the evisceration Tony Ortega, then Editor-At-Large at the Village Voice, received from his readers in yesterday’s post we’ve decided to drill down even deeper into exactly what caused such a large scale revolt from the very audience he was trying to dupe with his warmed over propaganda.

 In the

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Tony Ortega’s Readers Respond: “This is Horrifying”

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In our last installment we began to make the case that Tony Ortega’s role as Editor-At-Large at the Village Voice made him the final word on what was published in that paper concerning the defense of Backpage. As we concluded then, the words he published he bears responsibility for, whether he

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Tony Ortega: “Uninformed Backpage Crusader”

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At the Village Voice during the era of Backpage, the buck stopped with its Editor-At-Large, Tony Ortega. It turns out this fact is as important as it is damning because it means that nothing was printed in the alt tabloid weekly during his tenure which had not at some level met with

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