Last week news broke that the Feds seized the popular website Backpage. It looks like they found whatever they were looking for because the founders of Backpage and five others at the classified site have been indicted on federal charges. Authorities say they had a scheme to facilitate prostitution by running ads for sexual services and hiding their revenues, according to TIME.
You know what they say, innocent until proven guilty… but get into this tea! An indictment unsealed Monday alleges that the site would sometimes help customers edit their ads so they were within legal limits while still encouraging commercial sex.
Founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin were hit with facilitating prostitution and a money laundering charge.
Looks like Backpage.com is officially cancelled.