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Indictment Reveals 3-Year Obscenity Investigation

Grand jury hands Ira Isaacs an eight-count indictment

Indictment Reveals 3-Year Obscenity Investigation

LOS ANGELES - It was a grand jury empanelled in February of this year that handed down the recent eight-count indictment against Ira Isaacs, the alleged online retailer allegedly doing business as Stolen Car Films and LA Media, according to the indictment.

Isaacs is charged with the importation or transportation of obscene material, the importation or transportation of obscene material for sale or distribution, improper recordkeeping for material depicting sexual activity, plus the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is seeking criminal forfeiture of "all obscene material produced, transported, mailed, shipped and received in connection with the offense charged in Counts One through Six of this indictment, and all property, real or personal, constituting or traceable to gross profits or other proceeds obtained from such offense(s), and all property, real or personal, used or intended to be used to commit or to promote the commission of such offense(s)," including all copies of the DVDs at issue in the case: Gang Bang Horse 'Pony Sex Game', Mako's First Time Scat, Hollywood Scat Amateurs No. 7, BAE 20 and Laurie's Toilet Show.

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In other words, the government wants to take pretty much everything Isaacs owns. A quick Internet search seems to indicate that all of the named features except the first one involve both hardcore sex acts and excretion of one form or another, while Gang Bang Horse 'Pony Sex Game' appears to be a bestiality video of European origin.

The "improper recordkeeping for material depicting sexual activity" is, of course, a charge of violating 18 U.S.C. §2257. Isaacs' attorney, Roger Jon Diamond (pictured), told AVN.com that he understood that his client's 2257 were in fact in proper order, but the indictment charges that Hollywood Scat Amateurs No. 7 and Laurie's Toilet Show "did not have affixed thereto a statement describing where the required age documentation records for all performers depicted in the visual depictions of actual sexually explicit conduct could be located" – a labeling violation.

The indictment indicates that the government has been targeting Isaacs at least since 2004, and it purchased its first video from him, Gang Bang Horse 'Pony Sex Game', on May 11 of that year. Subsequent purchases of the "scat" videos were made on July 21, 2006, October 20, 2006 and October 26, 2006.

Diamond is currently assessing what strategies he will employ to defend his client against the charges.






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