Tag: Michael Lacey


The rise and fall of Backpage

The rise and fall of Backpage

The rise and fall of Backpage is the subject of a 6,000-word article in Reason. How did the site go from law enforcement friend to ultimate foe, with its co-founders confined to house arrest?


Backpage trial set for January 2020

Backpage trial set for January 2020

A January 2020 trial has been set in federal court in Phoenix, Ariz., for the seven remaining defendants in the Backpage.com prostitution-advertising and money-laundering case.


New hearing set for ‘Backpage Three’

New hearing set for ‘Backpage Three’

Arraignment for the “Backpage Three” — CEO Carl Ferrer and former (or current) owners Michael Lacey and James Larkin — has been rescheduled for Feb. 9. California Superior Court Judge Curtis Fiorini postponed the arraignment in a hearing yesterday that touched on, among other things, a defense motion to have the case reassigned to a different judge, and to have the charges dismissed. The 39...

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