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Confiscated' on the back: The FBI robs the founder's house, as does the closure of a classed website.
Phonenix - The disputed classifieds site Backpage.com was down on Friday just a few hour after FBI agents attacked the co-founder's house. Feds here confirm "law enforcement" Friday mornings in the Sedona area home of Michael Lacey, a co-founder of Backpage.com. After that, a few hours later, a notice was reported on the site, apparently by the German Ministry of Justice that the user of the German government was shut down.
"Backpage.com and its affiliates have been seized," the title of the reference on the Canada backpage is. Intelligence Center". The news said the confiscation was "part of an enforcing measure by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, with analytic support from the Joint Regional Intelligence Center.
FBI spokesperson Glenn Milnor put all other issues to the Justice Ministry. One justice officer explained to the Arizona Republic that the division would disclose more information briefly. From 13.00 MST the note on the US backpage.com was no longer available, although an alert was displayed after you clicked into one of the different website sections.
It stayed on the site's site in Canada. The Backpage began as the literally back of the New Times, full of classifieds. New Times former New Times managers Lacey and Jim Larkin, who divested the 2012 news publishing group, maintained the profitable pecuniary interest in the backpage site.
Situated in the city was ruled by adult-oriented publicity, the law enforcement, prosecutors and intercessors said, were skinny cloaked appeals for institution. In a Senate review published in January 2017, the company's in-house e-mails included advertisements in which the owners were editing and creating a forbidden term lists indicating the existence of sexist sex.
In the Senate review it was found that such action showed that Backpage knew that its website was being used to make it easier for prostitutes. Both Lacey and Larkin appear under summons just like Backpage shuted his grown-up section the date the document was free, to attest before the Senate comittee. Lawyers and public attorneys have claimed that Backpage was used to promote minor girl sales and that forced to prostitute themselves through the advertisements, making the offence from being prostitute to a national offence of sexuality.