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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • '7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins accused of sex crime with girl, 13

    '7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins accused of sex crime with girl, 13
    The latest sex crime report against "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins was made by a woman who said she was 13 when he allegedly exposed himself at a West Hollywood apartment complex in 1983, Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said Wednesday....
  • '7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins faces new sex-crime investigation

    '7th Heaven' actor Stephen Collins faces new sex-crime investigation
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins for allegedly exposing himself to a minor about three decades ago, officials said, adding to existing sexual-abuse police inquires in...
  • Migrants snared in multi-million dollar kidnap racket on U.S.-Mexico border

    REYNOSA Mexico (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Central American migrants are being kidnapped, abused and extorted by Mexican gangs just yards from the United States in a growing racket that may be worth up to $250 million a year. Arriving in ragtag...
  • LAPD reviewing 2012 inquiry into Stephen Collins sex abuse claims

    LAPD reviewing 2012 inquiry into Stephen Collins sex abuse claims
    Until this week, actor Stephen Collins was best known for playing the wholesome, family-oriented Rev. Eric Camden on the long-running TV show "7th Heaven." After recently overcoming health issues, the 67-year-old Tarzana resident had returned to work,...
  • Two convicted of using intimidation to collect debts

    Two convicted of using intimidation to collect debts
    Two men were convicted Wednesday of conspiracy to commit extortion for their roles in the hiring of tough guys who used intimidation, threats and violence to collect debts allegedly on behalf of a suburban printing company executive. The jury...
  • BUSAN: Public Pressure Forces Top Star to Shun BIFF Spotlight

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - BUSAN -- Popular Korean actor Lee Byung-hun, normally a regular on the BIFF red carpet, was conspicuously absent at the opening ceremony Thursday night due to his ongoing sex and blackmail scandal. The aggressive social...
  • Online abuse of women in Pakistan turns into real-world violence

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real world violence against them, but large social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, are moving too slowly to stop it, internet rights group Bytes for All said. Women...
  • Boynton extortion plot foiled at KFC, police say

    After two men spent all their money on drugs and alcohol, they tried to devise a kidnapping plan for some quick cash — $100, according to a Boynton Beach police arrest report. The ill-fated ransom exchange happened Sunday across the street from...
  • Lawyer in extortion case: Salty language, being intimidating no crime

    Lawyer in extortion case: Salty language, being intimidating no crime
    Federal prosecutors say the meeting in the Fuddruckers restaurant in Wisconsin was old-school extortion, carried out by two foul-mouthed tough guys sent to collect a debt. But lawyers for two men charged with arranging the October 2010 encounter and...
  • Riviera Beach woman tried to extort new owner of foreclosed home, police say

    Riviera Beach woman tried to extort new owner of foreclosed home, police say
    A woman tried to force the new owner of her foreclosed home to pay her to move out without any problems. But when the new owner didn't, she trashed the house, causing $70,000 worth of damage, according to a Riviera Beach Police arrest report. Carol Jane...
  • Two plead guilty to extorting businessmen in bid to collect debts

    Two plead guilty to extorting businessmen in bid to collect debts
    The team of extortionists marched into the owner’s office at a Chicago granite company looking to collect on a $500,000 debt. One of them, a beefy former union bodyguard named George Brown, did the talking. Another, plumbing contractor Vito Iozzo,...