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In the early morning hours of October 19, 2007, Michael Lacey, then-executive editor of the Village Voice Media chain of alternative newsweeklies, stood outside Maricopa County’s Fourth Avenue Jail, addressing a scrum of reporters as he hitched his belt through…

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Federal agents investigating several Mohave County, Arizona massage parlors in 2018 received handjobs from victims they were looking to free from lives of sexual slavery, according to unredacted public records recently published in Lake Havasu’sToday’s News-Herald. Seven people were arrested…

Screenshot of the photo and headline treatment that topped Elizabeth Nolan Brown's August 2018 Reason.com profile of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, former owners of the online classified-ad site Backpage.com. Shows a photo of Lacey and Larkin, along with the story's headline, 'The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes. Backpage.com’s Founders Speak for the First Time. An inside look at how indie media veterans James Larkin and Michael Lacey became the targets of a federal witchhunt.'

In an in-depth profile by Elizabeth Nolan Brown published this week on the website Reason.com, veteran newspaper publishers and former Backpage.com co-owners Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin spoke out candidly about their arrests on federal charges of money laundering, conspiracy,…