District Court in downtown Phoenix today. A judge set a January trial date for Larkin and Lacey on charges that they knowingly ran prostitution and laundered money earned from the classified advertising site. The founders and five site employees have pleaded not guilty to charges.
Lacey, and co-founder James Larkin are scheduled to stand trial Jan. Five site employees will also stand trial. Attorneys were given enough time to review an estimated 7 million to 9 million s of documents about the case.
An indictment alleges Back. Authorities say Back. Employees are accused of helping customers edit their to say within legal limits while still encouraging commercial sex. The indictment alleges Back.
The site founders and five employees charged in the federal case in Arizona have pleaded not guilty to charges. Another employee of the site, CEO Carl Ferrer, has pleaded guilty to a separate federal conspiracy case in Arizona and state money laundering charges in California.
In addition, the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking in Texas and in a federal money laundering conspiracy case in Arizona. Ferrer has agreed to testify against others.
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