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Federal Grand Jury in Salt Lake City Charges Cleveland Men With Obscenity Violations

WASHINGTON — Two Cleveland men have been charged by a federal grand jury in Salt Lake City with operating an obscenity distribution business and related offenses, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman of the District of Utah announced today.

The indictment returned today charges Cleveland residents Sami R. Harb
and Michael Harb, doing business as Movies by Mail, with three counts of
engaging in a business of selling or transferring obscene DVDs, and three
counts of using the mails to deliver obscene DVDs. If convicted, the
defendants face a maximum penalty of five years in prison on each count. A
summons was issued ordering the defendants to appear for arraignment on
July 12 in Salt Lake City before U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells.

The indictment supersedes a complaint filed in federal court in Salt
Lake City on June 8, 2007, and unsealed on June 14 following a search of
the Harbs’ offices and warehouse in Cleveland.

According to the indictment and other court documents, DVDs containing
three films entitled “MaxHardcore, Pure Max 18,” “MaxHardcore, Extreme 12,”
and “Extreme Associates, Cocktails 5,” were ordered from a Web site
operated by the Harbs and mailed to an address in Salt Lake City as part of
an FBI undercover investigation. The indictment alleges that these films
are obscene. Court documents disclose that Movies by Mail delivered 683
packages to addresses in the state of Utah during 2006; 149 of them to
addresses in Salt Lake City.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karin Fojtik of
the District of Utah and Trial Attorney Kenneth Whitted of the Justice
Department’s Obscenity Prosecution Task Force, which was formed to focus on
the prosecution of adult obscenity nationwide. The investigation was
conducted by the FBI’s Adult Obscenity Squad, a national initiative of the
FBI based in the Washington, D.C. Field Office, and agents from the FBI’s
Salt Lake City Field Office.

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