Man known as ‘Jackpot’ arrested on human trafficking charges inside $1M Atlanta condo
ATLANTA — A man accused of trafficking women was arrested at his swanky Midtown Atlanta condo the day before Super Bowl Sunday.
According to a police report obtained by Channel 2’s Michael Seiden, the suspect was arrested Feb. 2.
Emmett Murphy, also known as “Jackpot,” is facing multiple charges, including trafficking of persons for labor servitude and trafficking of persons for sexual servitude. He remains in the Fulton County Jail.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has released the following statement: “The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has the case and is conducting a thorough investigation to determine if we should formally charge him. We plan to make this determination within 30 days.”
According to police, a 19-year-old woman from New Jersey told officers that she met the suspect on social media. She said the two talked for about six months and the suspect repeatedly asked her to come to Atlanta to be in a music video.
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The woman said she eventually gave in when the suspect offered her $3,000.
She arrived in Atlanta around 5 p.m. Feb. 2, the night before Super Bowl LIII.
She said as soon as she arrived at the suspect’s condo, he told her she’d be dancing naked at a strip club and selling her body for money. She said the suspect also told her that she’d be giving him all the money.
The woman told investigators that she met another woman inside the condo, who told her the suspect would beat her if she didn’t listen to him.
We just talked with the attorney for the man accused of human trafficking. He gave us this photo of the suspect and his daughter + said his client is a victim. @SeidenWSBTV has his full interview on Channel 2 Action News at 5 p.m. pic.twitter.com/jCRFOFAG6j
According to an arrest affidavit Seiden received, investigators obtained a search warrant for Murphy’s condo. They spoke with a woman who gave them additional information about the alleged operation.
The woman told them, “There is a hierarchy of women in New Jersey who the suspect considers his wives. The women in New Jersey have more freedom and all work in strip clubs.”
The woman also told police that she accompanied the suspect and 19-year-old victim on the trip from New Jersey to Atlanta and that the victim did not fully know about the lifestyle she was going to be a part of.
Seiden spoke exclusively to Murphy’s lawyer Tuesday.
“He’s distraught. He’s shocked and he can’t believe that he’s been victimized this way by the judicial system,” said Mohammed Luwemba.
He called the allegations false and blameless.
“Why would they make up something like this? At this time? I cannot get into those details,” Luwemba said. “There’s some things that we found out in regards to what the motive might be behind this, but again, we can’t disclose that right now.”Emmett Murphy, also known as "Jackpot," is facing multiple charges, including trafficking of persons for labor servitude and trafficking of persons for sexual servitude. He remains in the Fulton County Jail.
Jackpot outdoor bar – Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall
A group of friends and I were walking the Beltline last Sunday to enjoy the nice weather and we stopped in to the Ladybird to grab a drink. The fenced in back area is perfect for lounging and having a drink. There is a good mix of sun/shade and lounge chairs/tables. A near perfect location to relax and have a drink with friends. I would defiantly go back again!
78 – 82 of 99 reviews
We had seen this place on the show Food Porn and decided to give it a try. The beers were ok and our food was good, we had the spatchcock chicken. The setting was the coolest part to us. There kitchen is closed between lunch and dinner service which they don’t tell you so we enjoyed some drinks until they kitchen began cooking.
Super sexy place to meet and eat! The service was great and prompt. The ingredients were superior! There was a smoker going out back. It’s on the Atlanta Beltline. Pretty groovy. I’ll be back for sure.
Wife and daughter and I stopped by for brunch. So many creative choices on their menu that we ordered several things to share. Everything was good. Community seating at picnic tables adds to the vibe.
Split the barbecue platter amongst friends and greatly enjoyed it! The ribs were spectacular. The pulled pork delicious. We had the mushroom skillet as a side – absolutely divine! The cocktails were just ok but definitely enjoyed the food. Just make sure to ask for more rolls. The barbecue doesn’t come with very many but they will give you more if you ask. Looks like a great patio too although it was too cold for us to enjoy it when we were there.Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall: Jackpot outdoor bar – See 99 traveler reviews, 44 candid photos, and great deals for Atlanta, GA, at Tripadvisor. ]]>