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Producer Dillon Jordan Accused of Running 'Far-Reaching' Prostitution Ring, Laundering Money
Dillon Jordan, who has produced films for Netflix and A24, was arrested in California on Thursday.
Producer Dillon Jordan “maintained a roster of women” across the country and overseas as part of an international prostitution ring, federal prosecutors said.
Dillon, 49, was arrested in San Bernardino County, California on Thursday. He was charged with enticement, interstate commerce to promote unlawful activity, money laundering, and one count of conspiracy to violate the Mann Act.
Dillon, whose aliases include Daniel Jordan, Daniel Maurice Hutton, allegedly communicated with prospective clients by email, sent photos of women who were available for hire, and arranged travel logistics, federal prosecutors said. He also solicited a British “madam” to oversee his prostitution enterprise.
“Dillon Jordan maintained a roster of women who resided around the United States and who, in exchange for payment, performed sexual acts for Jordan’s clients at locations throughout the United States, including the Southern District of New York, and abroad,” prosectors wrote in an indictment obtained by Oxygen.com.
Between 2011 and 2016, Dillon also allegedly booked a number of flights for alleged sex workers to fly from California to New York where he booked them hotel rooms, the indictment stated.
The California movie producer allegedly managed his earnings through shell companies, including a fake party and event’s planning business he created in California. He opened several bank accounts to “disguise” his finances, pay prostitutes, and cover business expenses related to the prostitution ring, prosecutors said. He was known to pay prostitutes by cash or check, according to the indictment.
Dillon appeared in court in California. He was freed on a $150,000 bond. He’s expected to surrender his passport to authorities over the weekend. Jordan also agreed to surrender any firearms.
“As alleged, for years, Dillon Jordan operated an extensive and far-reaching prostitution business, using a purported event planning company and a movie production company to conceal the proceeds he made from exploiting women,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement. “Now the party is over and the film is a wrap.”
Strauss credited the FBI’s investigative work in the case following news of the charges.
The indictment against Dillon was unsealed in Manhattan federal court this week.
“This defendant apparently thought he could hide his alleged criminal dealings behind a supposedly legitimate business,” FBI Special Agent-in-Charge George M. Crouch Jr. also said. “But the FBI, in its mission to protect our citizens, uses every tool at its disposal to unmask those who violate federal law and assist the impacted victims. We encourage anyone who was victimized by this defendant, and anyone with additional information, to contact our Newark field office.”
Jordan’s attorney, Peter Swarth, declined to comment on the allegations against the film producer when contacted by Oxygen.com on Friday.
Jordan is scheduled to appear in federal court in the Southern District of New York on Aug. 6.
If found guilty on all charges, Jordan faces a maximum of 50 years behind bars.