I. Foreword

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
4
In March, 1977, a meeting of the Combined Law Enforcement Intelligence Group (CLEIG) determined that there was a critical need for law enforcement agencies to discuss the growing nationwide problem of the pornography industry and to determine the extent to which organized crime controlled or influenced the industry. As a result of this meeting, the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C., hosted a conference on June 30, 1977, to examine this problem.

The following goals were established by the conference's participants:

  1. Identify the major producers and/or distributors of pornographic material.
  2. Identify organized crime figures who are involved in the pornography industry.
  3. Establish liaison between local, state and federal law enforcement agencies for the exchange of information concerning organized crime end the pornography industry.
  4. Establish a central point where all information will be forwarded for correlation, analysis and eventual dissemination to all participating agencies.

Each participant supplied documented information on pornography operations in their respective jurisdiction. This material identified the major producers and/or distributors of pornographic material and their corporate structures.

This information provides an in-depth picture of pornography operations from the national to the local level. Since the pornography industry is constantly undergoing corporate changes, the contents of this report are to be regarded as investigative leads. Corrections and updating of the material should be completed by the recipient agency.

Although the information was collated and analyzed by the organized Crime Branch, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C., this report obviously would not have been possible without the cooperation of the following law enforcement agencies:

ARIZONA:
Phoenix Police Department, Phoenix

CALIFORNIA:
California Department of Justice, Sacramento
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco

CANADA:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

DELAWARE:
Delaware State Police, Odessa

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Washington Field Office
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office
Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.
United States Attorney's Office, Washington, D.C.
United States Customs, Washington, D.C.
United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
United States Postal Service, Washington, D.C.

FLORIDA:
Dade County Public Safety Department, Miami
Florida Department of Criminal Law Enforcement, Tallahassee
Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Fort Lauderdale
Tampa Police Department, Tampa
Titusville Police Department, Titusville

GEORGIA:
Athens Police Department, Athens
Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta
Columbus Police Department, Columbus
Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta

LOUISIANA:
New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans

MARYLAND:
Anne Arundel County Police Department, Millersville
Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore
Howard County Police Department, Annapolis
Maryland State Police, Pikesville
Montgomery County Police Department, Rockville
Ocean City Police Department, Ocean City
Prince George's County Police Department, Forestville

MASSACHUSETTS:
Boston Police Department, Boston
Massachusetts State Police, Boston
Springfield Police Department, Springfield

MICHIGAN:
Lansing Police Department, Lansing
Michigan Department of the Attorney General, Lansing
Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Detroit

MINNESOTA:
Minneapolis Police Department, Minneapolis

MISSOURI:
Saint Louis Metropolitan Police, St. Louis

NEW HAMPSHIRE:
Manchester Police Department, Manchester

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey State Commission of Investigation, Trenton
New Jersey State Police, West Trenton

NEW YORK:
Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo
New York City Police Department, New York City
New York State Police, Albany
New York State Select Committee on Crime, New York City

NORTH CAROLINA:
Fayettesville Police Department, Fayettesville
Greensboro Police Department, Greensboro
North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Raleigh

OHIO:
Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland
Dayton Police Department, Dayton

PENNSYLVANIA:
Pennsylvania Crime Commission, Harrisburg
Pennsylvania State Police, Harrisburg
Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia

VIRGINIA:
Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria
Arlington County Police Department, Arlington
Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax
Richmond Police Department, Richmond
Virginia State Police, Richmond

WASHINGTON:
Seattle Police Department, Seattle Washington State Patrol, Seattle

During the course of this investigation, efforts of the contributing law enforcement agencies have led to the identification of nationwide pornography distributors. The following pages will depict the national distribution flow of pornographic material, the major distributors at the interstate level and the corporate organizational profiles of these major distributors. Information has been derived from corporate records, occupancy permits, retail sales applications, state taxation assessments, etc. Also included are past indictments and/or convictions of individuals involved in the pornography industry.