Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com, an alleged sex trafficking website that was taken down by feds just as they were arresting a number of its executives, is pleading guilty to conspiracy and money laundering, and likely will serve time in prison under a plea agreement.
It’s a steep fall after having been honored by Robert Mueller, then FBI director and now special counsel in an investigation that has yet to find evidence of “Russian collusion” with the Trump campaign of 2016.
NBC News reported the latest on Ferrer’s case.
The site was dubbed an “online brothel” by prosecutors, and this week Ferrer pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a plea bargain that will have him cooperate in the prosecution against others.
Backpage founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin have pleaded not guilty.
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