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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • High court to hear appeal from Baltimore police officer

    The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a former Baltimore city police officer convicted on charges of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion. The justices said Monday they will decide whether to overturn the 2012 conviction of Samuel Ocasio for...
  • Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured

    Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured
    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf...
  • Aurora suspect to undergo sex offender evaluation

    Aurora suspect to undergo sex offender evaluation
    Max Melgar of Aurora, accused of using blackmail in an attempt to get two young women to have sex with him, will undergo a sex offender evaluation as part of his case. On Wednesday, Kane County Judge James Hallock ordered the screening for Melgar, 18,...
  • Mexican police capture top cartel capo 'La Tuta' Gomez

    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf...
  • Madison Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges

    Madison Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To  Sexual Assault Charges
    NEW HAVEN — At first, the 17-year-old football player's communication with the Madison high school teacher seemed harmless. They talked about current events, gym workouts and his senior quote in the yearbook. So when the teacher asked if she could...
  • Aurora man faces additional sex-related charges

    Aurora man faces additional sex-related charges
    The search of a cell phone led to additional charges being filed this week against an 18-year-old Aurora man accused of using nude pictures to blackmail local women. Maxwell Melgar, 800 block of Lafayette Street, has now been charged with two counts...
  • Ex-state Treasurer McCord pleads guilty

    Ex-state Treasurer McCord pleads guilty
    HARRISBURG — Rob McCord sat serenely and silently, his fingertips resting on his thighs and his eyes fixed not on the reporters around him but on a spot someplace on the hallway wall. "Mr. McCord, do you care to comment?" "No," he whispered with a...
  • Aurora man charged with using nude photos to blackmail teen for sex

    Aurora man charged with using nude photos to blackmail teen for sex
    An Aurora man was charged with felony intimidation for allegedly blackmailing an Aurora teen with the threat of posting nude photos of her on social media. Aurora police officers said the victim reported receiving a text message from an unknown number...
  • Exec convicted of hiring tough guys to collect debts

     Exec convicted of hiring tough guys to collect debts
    A Carol Stream printing company executive was convicted Friday of hiring a team of tough guys to travel the country and use threats and intimidation to collect debts on his behalf. Mark Dziuban, 54, showed no reaction as the jury's verdict was announced...
  • Grand jury indicts former Carencro police officer in corruption investigation of strip club

    A federal grand jury has indicted a former Carencro police officer on charges of extortion and lying to federal officers in a corruption investigation that centered on the now shuttered Desperado's Gentlemen's Cabaret. Federal prosecutors tell The...
  • Mover sentenced in money-for-furniture extortion scheme

    When a North Carolina truck driver was left holding the bag for a moving company in financial straits, his friend Mohammad Sabbar of Schnecksville stepped in to help. Sabbar, 32, contacted a woman whose belongings were held up en route from San...