SACRAMENTO (AP) — The chief executive of Backpage pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide “online brothel,” authorities said.
“For far too long, Backpage.com existed as the dominant marketplace for illicit commercial sex, a place where sex traffickers frequently advertised children and adults alike,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “But this illegality stops right now.”
Backpage brought in a half-billion dollars since it began in 2004, mostly though prominent risque advertising for escorts and massages, among other services and some goods for sale, according to federal prosecutors. Authorities allege the site was often used to traffic underage victims, while company officials said they tried to scrub the site of such ads.
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Although I wasn’t hounded by paparazzi and nobody asked for my autograph during my test drive of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, it’s easy to see why it is the ride of choice for the rich and famous.
As one of the larger SUVs on the market, the Escalade is a hard vehicle to miss. The styling is also instantly recognizable, despite the 2015 model being the fourth generation of the model.
The iconic look isn’t subtle either, it speaks of the pinnacle of the Cadillac line, with a sticker price to match.
Speaking of list price, our tester, a Premium model has a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $91,945 — and it isn’t the top of the line.
The Escalade comes in three other trim models, Standard, Luxury and Platinum, with prices running between $81,345 to $100,785.
Suppose you can write a cheque for the jewel of the crown
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