Dillon Jordan, the executive producer of The Kindergarten Teacher starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Gael Garcia Bernal, has been arrested for allegedly using his PaperChase production house to front an international prostitution ring with contacts in California, New York, and the United Kingdom.
In an indictment unsealed Thursday, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York charged Jordan—who was also E.P. on The Kid with Ethan Hawke and the producer of Skin with Jamie Bell and Vera Farmiga—with prostitution and money laundering, Variety reports.
In an operation that Feds say Jordan ran from 2010 through at least 2017, the Lake Arrowhead-based producer is accused of using accounts in PaperChase’s name, as well as that of an event planning company, to collect payments and cover expenses for women to meet with clients for sex all over the country. Jordan also allegedly sometimes described the payments as “modeling fees,” “appearance fees,” “consulting fees,” and “house party fees.”
According to MovieWeb, the producer allegedly sent images of the sex workers he employed to potential clients and discussed the prices of their services over email, as well as overseeing their travel in multiple countries.
“It was part and an object of the conspiracy that Dillon Jordan, a/k/a Daniel Jordan, a/k/a Daniel Maurice Hatton, a/k/a Daniel Bohler, the defendant, and others known and unknown, would and did knowingly transport individuals in interstate and foreign commerce, with the intent that such individuals engage in prostitution and in any sexual activity for which a person can be charged with a criminal offense,” the indictment states.
Jordan also allegedly disguised sex payments by describing them as massage therapy fees while coordinating liaisons through an unidentified madam in the U.K., according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“For years, Dillon Jordan operated an extensive and far-reaching prostitution business through two front companies—a purported party and event planning company and an actual movie production company,” U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement. “Now the party is over and the film is a wrap.”
Jordan was arrested in San Bernardino County and released on $150,000 bail following a remote court appearance in Riverside.
A request for comment from THR was not returned by Jordan’s attorney.
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