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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • 6 Philadelphia cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion

    PHILADELPHIA Stories of shakedowns, brutality, kidnapping and theft have dogged a group of the city's Narcotics Field Unit officers for nearly a decade. But despite multiple investigations, cases against them never stuck.
  • Sextortion scam hits online daters, Sheriff's Office warns

    Sextortion scam hits online daters, Sheriff's Office warns
    Online daters are falling prey to a sextortion scam that bilks them out of explicit snapshots and cash, the Broward Sheriff's Office warns. The scammers persuade prospective daters to send sexually explicit photos. Once received, they identify themselves...

    Reputed Outfit member charged in federal extortion case

    Reputed Outfit member charged in federal extortion case
    A reputed member of an Outfit-connected drug ring charged with robbing cartel stash houses also is charged with federal extortion in the beating of a McHenry County man who owed him money and allegedly paying an associate to torch the man's house and car....

    3 charged in alleged plot to extort $20 million from Saudi sheik

    The young Saudi man had been in Los Angeles for about a year studying English when the horrific accusations came to his door. A woman he'd met during a 2012 family trip to Vienna had come to visit him in L.A. But not long after she arrived, the woman...

    Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty

    Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty
    A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family. Two attorneys, one of them once connected to...