TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 10, 2018
Classified advertising website Backpage.com was shut down by the federal government last week and its co-founders have been charged with money laundering and knowingly facilitating prostitution through the site, the ABA Journal reports. The indictment said founder Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin retained “significant control” of the site and continued to receive millions of dollars even after “purportedly” selling their interest in 2015. Backpage shut down its “adult ads” section in 2017, but ads continued on the site in its “singles” section.