Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tampa Cybercrime Attorney Video - Targeted by Local Sheriff

Sheriff Grady Judd, Grady Judd, Polk County, Backpage,
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Tampa, Hillsborough,  and Polk County Cybercrime Attorney was just interviewed by a major television station about the crackdown by a local Sheriff in Polk County, Florida. The video is below. The sheriff has asserted his jurisdiction to extend far beyond his rural central Florida County. he claims,  'It's a promise. Backpage, you're going to be criminally investigated and so are the people that are in charge of the organization," pledged Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd on Tuesday.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and the Sheriff’s Office made headlines with the detention and or arrest of over 90 suspects after posting or answering ads for sex on At one point during a news conference Judd pledged, “It’s a promise. Backpage, you’re going to be criminally investigated and so are the people that are in charge of the organization.” Grady Judd’s promise raises some questions including, “What brought about this sudden interest in a global website?”

That may be a tall task for a local sheriff to commit to given the website is international and has links to cities internationally. A better solution may be a statewide or national task force using the RICO statutes aimed at racketeering enterprises to shutdown these prostitution rings.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s believe the recent arrest of human traffickers used to advertise sex with minor children forced into the trade. There is a legitimate law enforcement concern to the extent that this promotes human trafficking and that they are listing and using unwilling people.

On the other hand, if you or someone you know has been ensnared by Judd’s investigation based on law enforcement’s mistaken assumptions and lack of full and fair investigation, please call (813) 253-3363 so we can launch a vigorous defense.



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