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Filmmaker Fred Salaff Still Behind Bars in Panama
Feb 18, 2005 10:00 AM PSTFriends of Fred Salaff have set up a website to collect donations to help pay for the filmmaker’s legal defense in Panamanian court. Salaff, better known in the adult industry as Clayton Blacquemoor, and several crew members were arrested on Jan. 23 while working on a project for Devil’s Films.
U.S. Files Appeal in Extreme Associates Case
Feb 16, 2005 1:20 PM PSTThe U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced plans to appeal the recent dismissal of obscenity charges filed against adult film company Extreme Associates and owners Robert Zicari and Janet Romano.
Alleged Mobsters Plead to Adult Internet Fraud
Feb 15, 2005 2:00 PM PSTSix men allegedly associated with organized crime, including the son of an imprisoned Gambino consiglieri, pleaded guilty on Monday to taking part in the largest consumer fraud in U.S. history and bilking consumers out of more than $650 million in false Internet and phone charges.
Brownback Schedules Another Washington Porn Summit
Feb 14, 2005 3:59 PM PSTU.S. Senator Sam Brownback, one of the leading politicians involved with the anti-pornography movement, has scheduled another congressional hearing for Wednesday, this time to examine the implications of the recently dismissed federal obscenity charges leveled at Extreme Associates.
More Charges Filed in Summers Murder
Feb 14, 2005 2:31 PM PSTNine additional charges are now being filed against photographer’s assistant Jennifer Mitkus, including abuse of a corpse, in connection with the murder early last year of adult star Taylor Summers, and, according to media reports, Mitkus did not show up for a court hearing late last week and is being considered a fugitive from the law.
D.A. Rejects Plea in Adult Actress Murder Case
Feb 13, 2005 12:00 PM PSTProsecutors Friday declined a plea offer from the photographer’s assistant accused of lying to police during the murder investigation of adult actress Natel King, also known as Taylor Summers. The district attorney said additional criminal charges against Jennifer Mitkus are immanent.
Playboy TV Fined By U.K. Broadcasting Watchdog
Feb 12, 2005 12:00 PM PSTPlayboy TV has been fined £25,000 by British media watchdog Ofcom for broadcasting a hardcore adult film on its encrypted satellite channel at the beginning of May last year.
House Panel Votes to Raise Fines for Indecency
Feb 11, 2005 6:00 AM PSTThe House Energy and Commerce Committee overwhelmingly passed a measure that could dramatically raise fines for broadcast indecency to a whooping $500,000 per violation — 15 times the current fine limit of $32,000.
NYPD to Johnny Hazzard: Put Your Pants On
Feb 10, 2005 3:00 PM PSTEighties pop icon Boy George tapped gay adult star Johnny Hazzard to kick off a fashion show for his new B-Rude clothing line during New York's Fashion Week. But the singer didn’t ask Hazzard to wear one of his designs. In fact, he didn’t ask the Rascal Video star to wear anything at all.
Canadian Webmaster Appeals Obscenity Conviction
Feb 9, 2005 4:05 PM PSTWebmasters hoping to steer clear of trouble with the U.S. DOJ will find no safe harbor from our neighbors to the north. Weeks after the dismissal of Extreme Associates’ obscenity case in U.S. district court, a Canadian webmaster continues to appeal his 2002 obscenity conviction.
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