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McCaskill committee threatens criminal contempt of Backpage.com

WASHINGTON • A Senate investigating committee investigating sex trafficking on the Internet may recommend criminal contempt charges against a website where the majority of online advertising for sex ... read more

McCaskill panel threatens criminal action against CEO of sex-ad website

Portman charged that the website, Backpage.com ... criminal contempt proceedings against Backpage executives. In an interview, Portman said he and McCaskill planned to meet soon to discuss possible ... read more

Senators threaten sex ad website CEO with contempt

Portman charged that the website, Backpage.com ... "a clear act of contempt.” Calling Ferrer’s move “truly extraordinary,” Portman said he and McCaskill would consider referring his action to the ... read more

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Senators weigh criminal contempt charge after CEO skips hearing

The senators also opened the door to asking the Justice Department to examine the case for a possible charge of criminal contempt of Congress ... said that in early October, the committee called ... read more


As Rob Portman and Senate prepare to bring contempt-of-Congress charge, Backpage.com says 'Bring it on'

Claire McCaskill ... Committee followed with a vote. Today's full Senate vote, assuming it passes, would be the final step needed to go to U.S. District Court and seek a civil contempt citation, ... read more

Backpage CEO Skipped Sex-Trafficking Hearing, May Face Criminal Contempt Charges

Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill ... contempt" that "may justify a referral" to the Justice Department for criminal contempt charges, according to The Hill. "Defiance of a congressional ... read more

Senators advance contempt resolution in trafficking investigation

Claire McCaskill Claire Conner McCaskill Lobbying ... asked the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to sign off on a resolution holding Backpage.com and its CEO in civil ... read more

Flynn takes the Fifth but fights over testimony are just beginning

“This case marks the first time in more than 20 years that the Senate has enforced a subpoena in court,” said the committee’s leaders, Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio and Democratic Sen. Claire ... read more

Portman threatens criminal action against CEO of sex-ad website

Portman charged that the website, Backpage.com ... criminal contempt proceedings against Backpage executives. In an interview, Portman said he and McCaskill planned to meet soon to discuss possible ... read more

Web CEO linked to ads for child prostitution is a no-show at the Senate, may be in contempt

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Backpage.com ... Claire McCaskill of Missouri, consider Ferrer in contempt. Portman said while the committee will weigh its legal options in coming days, it may refer the matter to ... read more

Portman threatens criminal action against sex ad website CEO

Rob Portman, R-Ohio, took a dramatic turn Thursday when lawmakers charged the CEO of a major sex advertising website with contempt and suggested they would push for criminal proceedings against him. ... read more

Wagner, McCaskill ask Justice Department to investigate Backpage's sex advertising

asked for a “criminal ... trade. McCaskill and Portman last year pushed through a rare contempt of the Senate action against Backpage after it refused, on First Amendment grounds, to provide documents ... read more



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