Craigslist CEO asks SC AG to apologize for threat

May 18, 2009 By MEG KINNARD , Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- The CEO of Craigslist is asking South Carolina's attorney general to apologize for threatening to prosecute the company if any advertisements on the Web site lead to a prostitution case.

CEO Jim Buckmaster wrote on his blog Monday that Henry McMaster had wrongly accused Craigslist of criminal misconduct.

McMaster last week threatened to prosecute Craigslist executives for aiding and abetting prostitution if an ad leads to a prostitution case in South Carolina. His office did not immediately return a phone message Monday.

Craigslist has been under fire for its "erotic services" category. The site has pledged to eliminate the category and screen all submissions for a new "adult services" section.

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CEO's blog: http://blog.craigslist.org/

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