By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Associated press
NEW YORK – A film producer was arrested Thursday in San Bernardino County on an indictment in New York City accusing him of using a film production company to operate an international prostitution business.
Dillon Jordan, 49, of Lake Arrowhead, was in custody awaiting an initial court appearance in the Central District of California, authorities said. A message requesting comment was left with his lawyer.
“For years, Dillon Jordan operated an extensive and high-profile prostitution business through two shell companies – a purported party and event planning company and an actual film production company,” the lawyer said. American Audrey Strauss in a press release. “Now the party is over and the movie is over. “
An indictment said Jordan, from 2010 to May 2017, kept a list of women who lived across the United States and performed sex acts for his clients in exchange for money.
He said he coordinated with a UK based madam sharing and referring clients and prostitutes. The lady was not identified by name in court documents.
Sometimes, according to the indictment, Jordan would arrange transport for women to prostitute themselves or order customers to organize interstate transport.
He disguised the prostitution payments made by check to women by describing them as fees for modeling, appearance, consultation, massage therapy and house parties, according to the indictment.
To communicate with customers, Jordan used the email to discuss the price of prostitution services and to arrange transportation, authorities said.
He was charged with conspiracy to violate Mann’s Law, incitement, money laundering and using interstate commerce to promote illegal activity.
Jordan is listed among dozens of other producers on films, including the 2018 film “The Kindergarten Teacher,” which starred Maggie Gyllenhaal, and the 2019 film “The Kid,” which starred Ethan Hawke.
FBI Special Agent George M. Crouch Jr. said anyone who has fallen victim to Jordan or has additional information should contact the FBI office in Newark, New Jersey.