Home > News > John Stagliano, Evil Angel Charged With 7 Obscenity Violations • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

John Stagliano, Evil Angel Charged With 7 Obscenity Violations

Jay Sin's 'Milk Nymphos,' Joey Silvera's 'Storm Squirters 2' and Belladonna trailer alleged to be obscene
John Stagliano, Evil Angel Charged With 7 Obscenity Violations
Get XBIZ News
Apr 9, 2008 1:45 PM PDT    Text size: 
WASHINGTON — Evil Angel owner John Stagliano has been charged with multiple counts of federal obscenity violations. Stagliano was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today.

Stagliano, Evil Angel Productions and John Stagliano Inc. were charged with seven counts of operating “an obscenity distribution business and related offenses.” The charges stem from the mail and Internet distribution of two movies.

The movies named in the indictment are "Milk Nymphos" directed by Jay Sin, "Storm Squirters 2" directed by Joey Silvera and a trailer from Belladonna's "Fetish Fanatic 5."

Stagliano and his related companies were charged with “three counts of using a facility of interstate commerce to sell and distribute DVDs containing obscene films together with a movie trailer in violation; two counts of using a common carrier for the conveyance or delivery of DVDs containing obscene films in interstate commerce; one count of engaging in the business of selling or transferring an obscene film and a movie trailer; one count of using an interactive computer service to display an obscene movie trailer in a manner available to a person under 18 years of age; and one count seeking forfeiture of certain assets of the defendants.”

"We're in the business of distributing pornography that depicts porn actors having consensual sex," Evil Angel publicist Tricia Devereaux told XBIZ. "I don't know anyone more passionate about their love of this business and their right to be a part of it than John."

When reached by phone this evening, Stagliano told XBIZ he had not yet been served with the indictment, but said, "I know I haven't done anything that violates obscenity laws, and I'm confident that this will have a positive resolution."

The Justice Department’s press office did not respond to an inquiry by post time.

Stagliano and Evil Angel are represented by Al Gelbard, who successfully defended JM Productions principal Jeff Steward in an obscenity case late last year. The government dropped all charges against Steward and JM for lack of evidence.

Pamela Satterfield of the Justice Department’s Obscenity Prosecution Task Force, is prosecuting the case with support from the Washington, D.C.’s U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Adult Obscenity Squad. The Los Angeles Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Legal Options to Address Pirated Cam Performances

Many webcam performers have experienced a new trend in online piracy — the illegal recording and publication of live webcam performances. The “business model” is disturbingly simple:... More »

A Retrospective on the Adult Industry’s Tall Climb

As certainly the oldest member of the current adult-industry Fourth Estate, and having written for many adult publications, some of which no longer exist, I write this in the first person which, if you... More »

Touring Attorney Takes Look at Porn Under Putin

About four miles northwest of the Kremlin, three blocks off of Tsverskaya Ulitsa (a congested throughfare, which in communist times had a reputation akin to Times Square on account of reputation for commerce... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ Berlin 2016

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Berlin, Germany

International Lingerie Show

Sep 12 - Sep 14
Las Vegas, Nevada

The European Summit 2016

Sep 20 - Sep 23
Prague, Cz.

eroFame

Oct 05 - Oct 07
Hannover, Germany
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!