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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 a... read more

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 Backp... 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 subpo... read more

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Heitkamp rips sex ads that make Backpage.com ‘filthy rich’

“Because Backpage.com ... for criminal contempt, an action the committee has not taken in 30 years, according to Portman. “If Backpage thinks they’re going to go quietly into the night, they are sadly ... read more

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