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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges

    Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges
    New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Silver surrendered to the FBI in...
  • Suspect in Goodman jury swaying ploy moved to N.Y. to face other charges

    The federal case against a Vermont man accused of trying to extort at least $500,000 from polo magnate John Goodman by claiming he could throw his DUI manslaughter retrial is on hold while he faces charges in an unrelated case out of New York. James D....
  • Activist accused in Palm schools chief extortion case faces more allegations

    Activist accused in Palm schools chief extortion case faces more allegations
    A prosecutor is leveling two new extortion allegations against the local activist charged nearly two years ago with attempting to squeeze almost $1 million from Palm Beach County's schools superintendent. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley agreed Friday to delay...
  • After Bolivia ordeal, a Hollywood star-aided healing for American businessman

    It began with an attempt to salvage an ill-fated investment in Bolivian rice farms, devolved into a Third World prison nightmare and climaxed with an escape engineered with the help of actor Sean Penn. But, so far, there has been no Hollywood ending...
  • Status of pension remains unclear

    Some of the hardest punishment former Gov. Bob McDonnell faces for being found guilty of corruption, his supporters argue, is losing his state pension. But that may not be a sure thing despite a state law that was meant to deny retirement benefits to...
  • Man Accused Of Attempted Extortion Pleads To Lesser Charge In Manchester Court

    Man Accused Of Attempted Extortion Pleads To Lesser Charge In Manchester Court
    MANCHESTER — A Windsor man who was accused last year of trying to extort money from a convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and received a suspended sentence. Thomas DeFranzo pleaded guilty to second-degree breach of peace in...
  • Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline

    The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of...
  • Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel

    Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel
    Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities. He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas...
  • Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad's murder

    Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad's murder
    A 14-year-old Colorado boy who admitted shooting his father dead and concealing the death by calling the man's work for five days to say his dad was ill was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. Kai Kelly, who was 13 at the time...
  • Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing

    LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles nightlife mogul Sam Nazarian saved his casino license Thursday by eating heaping portions of humble pie before the Nevada State Gaming Commission. All four commission members said they had arrived at the meeting intending...
  • SBE Entertainment says Sam Nazarian's exit won't hinder global plans

    The hospitality and nightclub empire founded by Sam Nazarian said it would move ahead with its global expansion plans without its leader after Nazarian admitted paying millions in extortion money to a convicted felon, using cocaine and fathering a child...