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US Attorney offered pimp Mally Mall a pre-indictment plea deal

LAS VEGAS — Jamal Rashid aka Mally Mall waived his right to prosecution by indictment and consented to prosecution by criminal information, according to court documents obtained by the Baltimore Post-Examiner. 

On September 25, 2019 U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada, Nicholas A. Trutanich charged Rashid with one count of use of an interstate facility in aid of unlawful activity, stating that from in or about April 2002 through in or about October 2014, in the District of Nevada and elsewhere, Rashid used facilities of interstate commerce with the intent to promote, manage, establish, carry on and facilitate the promotion, management, establishment, and carrying on of an unlawful activity, that is, a business enterprise involving adult prostitution.

Mally Mall skipped the Grand Jury.  (Twitter)

Rashid gave up his right to indictment by a grand jury and accepted a plea deal to the one-count criminal information on September 12, 2019, as previously described.

On October 21, 2019, the Court accepted the guilty plea and the matter was referred to the Probation Department for a presentence investigation and report.

Rashid is currently on a personal recognizance bond pending his sentencing and disposition set for January 21, 2020, at 2 p.m. in Las Vegas in U.S. District Court.

According to the plea agreement, the government and Rashid stipulated that a sentence of no lower than one month of imprisonment and no greater than 33 months of imprisonment and a supervised release term of three years was appropriate in the case.

Rashid admitted under penalty of perjury that the following facts were true and correct:

Between in or about April 2002 and in or about September 2014, he operated, owned, and managed several businesses in Clark County, Nevada, that purported to offer legal escort services.

The businesses included: V.I.P. Entertainment, LLC, International V.I.P., LLC and Las Vegas Concierge VS1 LLC, and that Rashid carried on an unlawful prostitution business through those escort businesses.

Between in or about April 2002 and in or about September 2014, Rashid routinely used, or caused others to use the following described facilities in interstate commerce to promote, manage, stablish, and carry on his unlawful prostitution business: cellular telephones and other means to cause women working for his escort businesses to conduct acts of prostitution in Clark County, Nevada.  In some instances, Rashid’s American Express credit card was used to pay for the airfare and other travel-related expenses.

Rashid used, or caused others to use, various paid websites, such as Backpage and ErosGuide, to advertise the women online for prostitution purposes.  For example, on September 11, 2014, Rashid paid ErosGuide $2,772 using his American Express credit card.

Between in or about April 2002 and in or about September 2014, Rashid performed numerous acts in furtherance of his prostitution business in Nevada and elsewhere.

Most notably, Rashid persuaded, induced, enticed and caused numerous women to engage in prostitution, such as the following examples:

In March 2012, Rashid persuaded, induced, enticed, and caused Victim 1 to travel from Nevada to New York to engage in prostitution; On February 15, 2008 Victim 2 to travel from Las Vegas to Maui, Hawaii; On March 6, 2008 Victim 3 to travel from Portland, Oregon, to Las Vegas; On January 19, 2009, Victim 4 to travel from Las Vegas to Chicago, Illinois; On March 26, 2010, Victim 5 to travel from Las Vegas to New York City; On July 27, 2011, Victim 6 to travel from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and on March 11, 2013, Victim 7 to travel from Las Vegas to Newark, New Jersey.

Those were just a few examples that were mentioned in the plea agreement.

We may never know just how far Rashid’s continuing criminal enterprise stretched across the country.

What stinks about this entire case?


Like I said in my previous story, why did US Attorney Trutanich give Rashid a sweetheart plea deal of only one count for a 12-year continuing criminal enterprise in sex- trafficking and a multi-million dollar five year investigation by the FBI that netted no Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department police officers who were accused of being paid off by Rashid to go after Rashid’s rival pimps.

I will have more on that in an upcoming story as to why a violent Las Vegas convicted pimp who was targeted by Rashid’s corrupt cops, is getting out of prison in January.

I found no mention in any of the court documents as to how much illegal income Rashid netted from being a pimp.

It doesn’t appear from reading the plea agreement that the government will seize Rashid’s assets obtained from his illegal activities.

For the length of time that Rashid was operating, I am dismayed as to why the government offered him a plea deal before a grand jury handed down indictments, or maybe a better question should be, was a grand jury ever convened.

What if anything did the government get from Rashid to offer him such a good deal.  Since nobody else was charged and the US Attorney said the case is closed, this is more than puzzling.

It would be interesting to know who were the clients of the prostitutes that Rashid was sending all over the country, were they celebrities, politicians, judges, prosecutors, cops, FBI agents, and how come none of them were charged? We may never know because no one on the local media is asking the hard questions.

And closer to home, who were the clients of the Las Vegas prostitutes who were working for Rashid?

Can’t open a can of worms can you Mr. Trutanich.

About the author

Doug Poppa

Doug authored over 135 articles on the October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Massacre, more than any other single journalist in the country. He investigates stories on corruption, law enforcement and crime. Doug is a US Army Military Police Veteran, former police officer, deputy sheriff and criminal investigator. Doug spent 20 years in the hotel/casino industry as an investigator and then as Director of Security and Surveillance. He also spent a short time with the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration. In 1986 Doug was awarded Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia for his undercover work in narcotics enforcement. In 1992 and 1993 Doug testified in court that a sheriff’s office official and the county prosecutor withheld exculpatory evidence during the 1988 trial of a man accused of the attempted murder of his wife. Doug’s testimony led to a judge’s decision to order the release of the man from prison in 1992 and awarded him a new trial, in which he was later acquitted. As a result of Doug breaking the police “blue wall of silence,” he was fired by the county sheriff. His story was featured on Inside Edition, Current Affair and CBS News’ “Street Stories with Ed Bradley”. In 1992 after losing his job, at the request of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Doug infiltrated a group of men who were plotting the kidnapping of a Dupont fortune heir and his wife. Doug has been a guest on national television and radio programs speaking on the stories he now writes as an investigative journalist. Contact the author.


  1. Michael Rowe says:

    You have to understand that this public corruption probe is huge. Remember Adam Laxalt was implicated with taking money from the Ukrainian Businessmen to obtain pot licensees in Nevada. Mind you this guy is bad news, but he is a tiny fish in a very large pond. I read a lot of the Court Cases in Federal Court. I have personally incriminated judges, lawyers, politicians and on and on. I spoke to Ms. Land on the phone and I told her about Angela Petterson who was killed and LVMPD covered up her death. The reason being is because the Captin of the CCSDPD got a underage student drunk off-campus. Doug you’re missing an entire new angle to this corruption. Ms. Land should sue LMMPD under RICO, but she can’t get a lawyer. The reason is because all the lawyers are corrupted and there must be dozens of them that I have incriminated.

  2. Norm Jahn says:

    Don’t you have to wonder what phenomenal ‘information’ or ‘cooperation’ he had to serve up to the Feds?

    And then there is Ocean Fleming, Raymond Sharpe, and more …

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