Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are university dropouts of the Arizona State University. Larkin and Lacey were wrongfully imprisoned under the charges of revealing details about a judge’s enquiry in their issue of Phoenix New Times on the night of 6th April. Lacey and Larkin were imprisoned unjustly from their houses at the middle of the night for being involved in government censorship act. The allegation was made against Lacey and Larkin’s company website “Backpage”. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/ and https://thenewsversion.com/2018/03/larkin-lacey-speak-happened-joe-arpaio/
It was charged to be involved in government censorship. The company was said to be an “online brothel” and therefore was also charged with the allegations of trafficking. In 2015 Larkin and Lacey handed over their share of the company to Carl Ferrar its Chief Executive Director. The accusation involved seven other people however only Larkin and Lacey’s names came up in front of the media.
Michael Lacey is known as a veteran newspaperman. In 1960 he had moved to Arizona enrol in the Arizona State University but he eventually dropped out before graduating. Together with some friends he published Phoenix New Times that wrote about campus protests.
Michael Lacey was celebrating his wedding anniversary with his family and wife and family the night that his arrest was issued. The armed forces entered into his house without notice and arrested him. The FBI searched up the entire house almost like it is done in cases of drug involvement cases. Read more: Michael Lacey | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Crunchbase
The FBI took all of Lacey’s possessions and belongings during the process of the search invasion. Michael Lacey was not the only one that night who was imprisoned wrongfully. The FBI also raided the house of Jim Larkin a former friend and business partner of Lacey. He was also arrested just like Lacy and put under separate detainment but for the same allegation as Lacey.
Lacey and Larkin had later come up the “Front Page Confidential”. It was established in order to give details of their first amendment and regarding their arrest and how the government had plotted against them.
Paul Cambria who is Lacey’s defence lawyer said to the Front Page Confidential that Lacey was going to be taken in front of the judge on the following Wednesday for his hearing on the case. Jim Larkin was scheduled to be presented in front of the magistrate on Monday. Finally after a lot of struggle Lacey and Larkin were both released of all the charges as “not guilty”. Apparently Sheriff Joe Arpaio was said to be behind all this.
After Lacey and Larkin were released from imprisonment being “not guilty” of all charges they were also given a handsome amount for the settlement of the case. Lacey and Larkin used that money and created the Frontera Fund that helped the immigrants in all necessary matters and provided support for them.