Film producer pleads guilty to conspiring to operate a prostitution business | USAO-SDNY

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that DILLON JORDAN, aka “Daniel Jordan”, aka “Daniel Maurice Hatton”, aka “Daniel Bohler”, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Mann Act for his operation of an interstate prostitution business. JORDAN pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John P. Cronan. Judgment is scheduled for December 12, 2022.

As alleged in the indictment, public documents filed in court and statements made in court:

From or about 2010 to at least May 2017 or about that date, JORDAN operated a business of prostitution in the United States and abroad. JORDAN maintained a list of women who resided in the United States and who, in exchange for payment, performed sexual acts for JORDAN customers in locations throughout the United States, including the Southern District of New York, and abroad. JORDAN communicated with customers of his prostitution business via email to coordinate prostitution services, which included sending customers photos of women available for hire for prostitution services, discussing the price of services prostitution and overseeing travel logistics for women to travel to engage in prostitution. Sometimes JORDAN himself arranged the interstate trip for women to engage in prostitution, and at other times clients, under JORDAN’s direction, arranged the interstate trip for women that JORDAN ran. to these customers. To facilitate his prostitution business, JORDAN has also coordinated with a UK-based madam in sharing and referring clients and prostitutes.

JORDAN primarily managed the finances of the prostitution business through two shell companies – a purported party and event planning company and a film production company – incorporated in California. JORDAN opened several bank accounts for these companies, which he used to accept cash, bank transfer and check payments for prostitution services from clients and to pay the expenses of the prostitution business, including paying women for their prostitution services in cash and by check. By using the two shell companies to receive deposits from the prostitution business, JORDAN ensured that transactions involving such prostitution business proceeds would conceal the nature, source, and origin of such proceeds.

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JORDAN, 50, of Arrowhead Lake, Calif., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate Mann’s Law, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. As part of his guilty plea, JORDAN agreed to forfeit $1,429,717 from the United States.

JORDAN’s sentencing is scheduled for December 12, 2022, before Judge Cronan.

We urge anyone who believes they may be a victim or have information related to the conduct in this case to contact the FBI at [email protected] or (973) 792-3000.

Mr Williams praised the FBI’s investigative work. This case is handled by the Bureau’s Money Laundering and Transnational Criminal Enterprises Unit. Assistant United States Attorney Cecilia E. Vogel is charged with the prosecution.

The allegations contained in the indictment are only accusations and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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