U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

World / Crime & Legal Apr 13, 2018

U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

The chief executive of Backpage.com, a website that U.S. authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel," pleaded guilty Thursday to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the site, authorities said. Federal ...