This is against the biggest want Web site in the world. McMaster, a Republican expected to run for governor inhas garnered headlines by saying he would go after the Internet advertising company for aiding and abetting prostitution if the site le to a prostitution case in South Carolina.
The war of words reignited May 5, when the attorney general called on CEO Jim Buckmaster to remove related to prostitution and pornography from its South Carolina sites, giving the San Francisco-based company 10 days to comply or face possible charges. But when the deadline expired May 15, McMaster said he still intended to charge Craigslist executives with aiding and abetting prostitution if an ad on the Web site le to a prostitution case in South Carolina.
Buckmaster suggested much the same thing earlier this week on his blog, saying McMaster has gone after his company, and not other publications that also advertise sex services, for political reasons.
The complaint also seeks a restraining order to prevent McMaster from filing any such charges. McMaster has said any possible charges against Craigslist would arise only after an investigation first by local law enforcement. South Carolina Attorney General who criticized Craigslist has not prosecuted any prostitution cases.
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