If you think that this is the arrest on 6th April was the first arrest of Jim Larkin and Michael Lackey, you are way behind news. In case you did not know Jim and Michael are the co-founders of backpage.com which got shut down recently. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
They also owned Times New at some point in their newspaper career. In 2007, Jim and Michael were arrested by deputies in the employ of Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio.
This is probably the most known arrest of Jim and Michael. Here, Joe accused them of revealing the top secrets of the grand jury. His primary motive for his accusation was revenge as he had once been featured negatively on the Phoenix Times New. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase
Unfortunately for Arpaio, Jim Lacey and Michael Larkin won the case which saw them being settled an amount of $3.75 million. Instead of sub-dividing the money and using it for their interests they used the money to form what is well known as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The fund is non-profitable and seeks to help the deserving Latin-America living within Arizona through monetary donations.
In 2016 again, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were yet again caught on the wrong side of the law. This time around, the accusations were on the first amendment report they had written which closely relates to the recent scandal.
On this year particularly on October the current senator for California who was then California Attorney General Kamala Harris, pressed pimping charges against Lacey, Larkin, and Ferrer. As a result, the three were arrested and held with no option for bond. However, their lawyers struggled to ensure that they can be released through bond. As if lack of bond was not enough Lacey, Ferrer and Larkin were caged in an in-court cell.
They often times appeared before television cameras dressed in orange jumpsuits. Nonetheless, they managed to be released on bond an eventually winning the case on two distinct occasions.
The recent case of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey arrest is, therefore, no surprise. If an assumption is to be made based on the analysis above, then there is a likelihood that the two will be released on bond or win the cases against them.
This is because they have always emerged victorious in their previous cases. Nonetheless, this depends on the ruling that will be made by the judges in the next couple of weeks or even months.