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Sales director for pleads guilty to conspiracy


    This April 6 photo shows a screen shot of the website in Los Angeles.

PHOENIX >> The sales and marketing director of pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors.

The plea today by Dan Hyer marked the second employee to plead guilty in cases in Arizona in which the site is accused of ignoring warnings to stop running prostitution ads.

In all, six others affiliated with face charges in the case.

As part of the plea, prosecutors will dismiss 67 other charges against Hyer.

Hyer faces up to five years in prison. is a Dutch-owned limited liability corporation.

Its principal place of business is in Dallas, and officials say it kept its bank accounts and servers in Arizona.

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