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Yaoi Press Publisher Arrested for Drug Operation

by freedoleen
Sep 23, 2009 1:53 PM | 29 Comments
Yamila Abraham, the founder of Las Vegas based OEL yaoi publisher Yaoi Press, has been arrested yesterday on charges of illegal drug distribution. Abraham was operating a website called Pleasure Herbs, through which she sold doses of dextromethorphan hydrobromide (an active ingredient in cough syrup) repackaged as an herbal extract pill the website called "Snurf."

Abraham has been charged with seven counts of criminal mail fraud, a count misbranding of a drug, and one count of introducing foreign goods under false pretenses. If convicted, Abraham faces up to 20 years in prison, and up to $750,000 in fines.

Yaoi Press was founded in 2004, and currently has over 20 yaoi titles on the market.


Source:
Report from the Las Vegas Sun
Report from Bleeding Cool

Story by ScrumYummy

20 of 29 Comments Recent Comments

There is a line. You crossed it.

Not that many other people are being pinnacles of humanity either. Just because you don't like it doesn't give you a right to bash it. Whatever happened to "live and let live"?

People liking yaoi isn't hurting anyone, same as people liking shoujo or shounen, or jousei or whatever genre you want to talk about. It's just a genre, and people that like it don't deserve bashing any more than shounen fans deserve bashing by shoujo fans.

And something like this news article should be held against the person, not the genre. This person isn't the one writing and drawing the manga, they're just publishing them for a wider audience than would have been available had publishers outside of Japan not bothered with bringing manga over the same as Viz or Tokyopop. What the person did was wrong, and I agree with them getting punished to the full extent the law allows, but that shouldn't reflect on the materials that the company publishes.

I just want everyone to get along, what's wrong with that? What you read isn't my business. If we happen to have similar tastes, fine. If not, that's okay too.

I'd also like to mention that a vast number of yaoi fans are straight girls, the same as many yuri/girl-on-girl stuff is enjoyed by straight guys.

Mod Edit: Troll edited out, and troll posts deleted above. (Not by the user who made this post, mind you.)
Also nice that this was handled so maturely. :)

Sep 24, 2009 4:42 PM by aoigensou



some of us support gay relationships, and get mad when someone is rude about it.

Sep 24, 2009 4:38 PM by Maora

Agreeing with the two posts above me. Quite annoying, and shouldn't hate on those who have different interests.

Sep 24, 2009 4:38 PM by RainSprite

This cracks me up. Was she seriously so stupid she thought she wouldn't get caught?

Sep 24, 2009 2:29 PM by windy

shinkeikaku said:
Is the take home message "don't do drugs" or "don't read OEL yaoi?"

Don't do drugs when you are the OEL yaoi publisher.

Sep 24, 2009 10:09 AM by ladyxzeus

Amex_Yohko said:
"American cops should catch the yuri publisher instead! This is unfair only yaoi publisher go to jail while the yuri ones still at mass crowd. Lesbianism is the greatest threat to mankind. Many times worse than global warming and terrorism."

What yaoi fangirls react to this issue...


A lot of girls that read yaoi are lesbians. FYI.

Sep 24, 2009 8:54 AM by ScrumYummy

ClearSinz said:
Fai said:
FUCK YES.

One WIN point more for law enforcement system in USA.


Obama - making the country manlier, one yaoi publisher at the time.


lolz dunt wanna be mean to any gays on site but ya
>_<


lol. That's hilarious. XD I really don't think it'd bug gay people as much as fan girls. All my gay friends are into regular shonen.

Sep 24, 2009 3:22 AM by Manga_sama

Qrko said:
the less people that have something in common with yaoi, the better.




You rasist :P

Sep 24, 2009 12:18 AM by Nami

My personal thoughts on this story is that you shouldn't sell drugs and be surprised if it comes back to bite you in the ass.

Plate said:
theanimeis said:
freedoleen said:
and one count of introducing foreign goods under false pretenses.

I hope that means the yaoi books


freedoleen said:
OEL yaoi publisher


haha! That's adorable XD

Sep 23, 2009 11:21 PM by ScrumYummy

-_-

Sep 23, 2009 8:37 PM by AlexSadist-sama

shinkeikaku said:
Is the take home message "don't do drugs" or "don't read OEL yaoi?"

Don't read OEL "manga"

Sep 23, 2009 8:33 PM by Hamel

Amex_Yohko said:
What about yuri next? Involved in a mafia business?











Sep 23, 2009 6:25 PM by Iri

Amex_Yohko said:
I smell some bias made by yuri fanboys...What about yuri next? Involved in a mafia business?

Sep 23, 2009 6:11 PM by katzenjammer

freedoleen said:
Abraham has been charged with seven counts of criminal mail fraud, a count misbranding of a drug, and one count of introducing foreign goods under false pretenses. If convicted, Abraham faces up to 20 years in prison, and up to $750,000 in fines.
Still nothing for publishing this sick crap... Burn her! :D

Sep 23, 2009 5:35 PM by Antanaru

Is the take home message "don't do drugs" or "don't read OEL yaoi?"

Sep 23, 2009 4:56 PM by shinkeikaku

lolwut?

Sep 23, 2009 4:48 PM by Hybrid00

theanimeis said:
freedoleen said:
and one count of introducing foreign goods under false pretenses.

I hope that means the yaoi books


freedoleen said:
OEL yaoi publisher

Sep 23, 2009 4:43 PM by Plate

Nan de ya nen xD

Sep 23, 2009 4:42 PM by Xzaxs

Qrko said:
the less people that have something in common with yaoi, the better.

This and...

Fai said:
Obama - making the country manlier, one yaoi publisher at the time.

WTF!?!? LOL! Or anything else related for this... statement ^^'

Sep 23, 2009 4:31 PM by vault2049

freedoleen said:
and one count of introducing foreign goods under false pretenses.

I hope that means the yaoi books

Sep 23, 2009 4:18 PM by theanimeis

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