A Phoenix news station reports a bizarre incident involving a $US500,000 ($640,793) check mistakenly deposited into the bank account of a recent law school graduate.
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The CEO of Backpage, a classified ads website, pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy, money laundering, and facilitating prostitution. Carl Ferrer will face up to five years in prison. His plea agreement requires that he permanently shut the website down immediately, according to a statement from the Justice Department, as well offer "technical assistance" to the US government to effectively do so.