News Brief: The Rentboy.com Scandal UPDATE (Pt. 2)
Following a raid on the New York headquarters of the gay website late August, Jeffery Hurant – along with six of his employees – were arrested. Originally, the 50-year-old was facing accusations of prostitution, after accounts worth millions of dollars were frozen.
Five months later, however, things are not looking good for the former CEO, as fresh chargers were brought against him. Hurant and Easy Rent Systems Inc. – who have since been named as a co-defendant – now face a three-count indictment, which includes both promoting prostitution and money laundering. The indictment was handed down by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn. The money laundering charge was not previously included in the original criminal complaint.