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Man accused of trying to extort polo mogul John Goodman expected to plead guilty

Man accused of trying to extort polo mogul John Goodman expected to plead guilty

The man accused of trying to extort $500,000 from former Wellington polo mogul John Goodman is expected to plead guilty to federal fraud allegations, court records show. James Perron, 49, has been locked up without bond since he was indicted last year on three wire fraud charges. He is accused of sending several text messages in October 2014 that said he could influence the jury verdict in Goodman's re-trial on charges of drunken-driving manslaughter and failure to render aid in the 2010 death of Scott Patrick Wilson, 23. Perron, of Wallingford, Vt., was charged with sending text messages to Goodman's friend and defense witness Kris Kampsen, claiming he had a relative who could...

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