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An Update On The Backpage.com Case

Backpage.com was seized by the government in 2018.

EDITOR'S NOTE: KJZZ incorrectly reported that the founders of Backpage.com had been ordered to forfeit millions of dollars in assets after pleading guilty to money laundering.

That case involved Backpage.com and current CEO Carl Ferrer. Backpage.com was co-founded by Michael Lacey and James Larkin, who have pleaded not guilty to separate charges, and are scheduled to go on trial in 2020.

Jimmy Jenkins is a senior field correspondent at KJZZ and a contributor to NPR’s Election 2020 and Criminal Justice station collaborations. His work has been featured on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here and Now, The Takeaway and NPR Newscasts.Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Jenkins has a B.S. in criminology from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University.Much of his reporting has focused on the criminal justice system. Jenkins has reported on Tasers, body cameras, use of force, jail privatization, prison health care and the criminal contempt trial of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.