Rhett Pardon for XBIX Nov 7, 2017 8:18 PM PST YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. — Eros-Guide’s call center was raided today in a seizure that’s likely to keep going through the night, according to a report.
Industry attorney Joe Obenberger told XBIZ that “boxes of computers and records depicted on video are being hauled off.”
“One report says it’s part of an internationally synchronized raid, but I have no confirmation of that,” said Obenberger, who is not currently involved with the business’ legal matters but identified the company raided as Eros-Guide. “However, any way you slice it, it’s big.” Eros-Guide operates numerous adult brands, including Eros.com, Eros Escorts, The Ultimate Guide to Eros Escorts and others. ABC reported the raid at company offices in Youngsville, N.C., was conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which executed a warrant on alleged “cross-border illegal activity.” The raid began at 10:30 a.m. (EST), when nearly a dozen black vehicles swarmed Bolma Star Services, which also includes a data center. By 6 p.m., several agents remained inside the business and said that they could be there well into the night. ABC said that the search warrant is sealed in federal court and officials could not elaborate on the investigation. No one has been arrested or taken into custody. XBIZ was unable to reach company officials for comment Tuesday evening. The ABC report, which includes video, can be seen here.
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