A California movie producer was indicted on charges of running a secret prostitution ring under the guise of a production company
- A movie producer was indicted on charges of running a sex ring disguised as a production company.
- Dillon Jordan was arrested in California but faces charges in the Southern District of New York.
- He once worked with Ethan Hawke on "The Kid," and Maggie Gyllenhaal on "The Kindergarten Teacher."
A California movie producer was indicted on charges of running a secret international
Dillion Jordan, who goes by the aliases "Daniel Jordan," "Daniel Maurice Hatton," and "Daniel Bohler," was arrested in California but faces charges in the Southern District of New York.
Jordan produced films such as "The Kid," starring Ethan Hawke in 2019, "The Kindergarten Teacher" with Maggie Gyllenhaal, and "Skin" starring Jamie Bell and Vera Farmiga in 2018, according to IMDb.
"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 US Attorney Audrey Strauss said.
"Now the party is over and the film is a wrap."
From about 2010 to May 2017, federal prosecutors said Jordan operated an international sex ring with the help of a "United Kingdom-based madam," who was not identified in court filings, to share and refer customers. According to the
Jordan communicated with clients by email, sending them photos of women and discussing the price of prostitution services, and he oversaw "travel logistics" for the women to meet with his clients, including booking several flights from California to New York for the women to meet with clients of the secret business, according to the indictment.
The film producer allegedly funneled money from the prostitution scheme through the two front companies, "a purported party and event planning company" and a movie production company, according to the indictment. He opened multiple bank accounts in the name of the companies to accept payments for prostitution services and manage expenses for the business.
"At times, Jordan further disguised the nature of the check payments made to the women for their prostitution services by describing them as modeling fees, appearances fees, consulting fees, massage therapy fees, and house party fees, among other things," the indictment stated.
FBI Special Agent-in-Charge George M. Crouch Jr. said in a statement Jordan "apparently thought he could hide his alleged criminal dealings behind a supposedly legitimate business."
"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," he continued. "We encourage anyone who was victimized by this defendant, and anyone with additional information, to contact our Newark field office."
In 2013, Jordan founded his production company PaperChase Films, which praised him "for his strong cinematic sensibilities, protecting investor relationships, and funding provocative, award-winning material," according to the company website. The
Representatives for Jordan and PaperChase Films did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
Jordan faces four counts in relation to the scheme, including
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