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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Crime spree helps Pakistani Taliban squirrel away cash before raids begin

    PESHAWAR Pakistan (Reuters) - In the months before Pakistan jets began pounding Taliban hideouts in the lawless border region near Afghanistan, militants were busily conducting an unprecedented wave of kidnapping and extortion, stockpiling cash for the...
  • 'Sextortion' suspect called himself Sharky, report says

    'Sextortion' suspect called himself Sharky, report says
    She knew him as Sharky. The Fort Lauderdale girl met him online and, according to investigators, she sent him 25 sexually explicit photographs of herself. But when the 15-year-old girl tried to break off their 15-month-long relationship in February,...
  • Classified ad helps recovery of Stradivarius violin

     
    Los Angeles Times classified ad helps in recovery of stolen Stradivarius violin....
  • Central American migrants are on a word-of-mouth exodus to the U.S.

    Central American migrants are on a word-of-mouth exodus to the U.S.
    Claudia Sanchez crouched on a grassy slope alongside the railroad tracks, breast-feeding her 10-month-old daughter, Heather. It had already been a long journey from Honduras to central Mexico, clinging with her baby to the top of a rickety train. They...
  • Mexican opposition holds energy revamp hostage to political changes

    MEXICO CITY Amid charges of political arm-twisting, an opposition party has held passage of legislation vital to an overhaul of Mexico's energy sector hostage to its demands for a political revamping. The tactic by the opposition center-right National...
  • 'It was rough,' juror says about convicting state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery

    'It was rough,' juror says about convicting state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery
    The case against state Rep. Derrick Smith might have seemed like a slam dunk since he was caught on undercover recordings accepting a $7,000 kickback, admitted to the FBI that he took the bribe and even showed them where he’d stashed some of the...
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  • Three more convicted in Armenian Power fraud, extortion schemes

    Three men with ties to the Armenian Power gang were convicted in federal court this week for their roles in a vast racketeering conspiracy and a sophisticated debit card skimming scheme that targeted thousands of customers at 99 Cents Only stores across...
  • Vigilantes to disarm in Mexico's Michoacan state

    MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government has set a date for the so-called self-defense militias in the troubled western state of Michoacan to dissolve and account for their weapons, a move that does not necessarily signal the end of the vigilante...
  • Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband

    Mexico vigilantes register weapons, are to disband
    The scent of limes in the air, Papa Pitufo shouted orders to his men and consulted by cellphone with his far-flung forces. The gray-bearded farmer has emerged as the senior leader of the vigilante movement that has taken over a large swath of wealthy...
  • The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror

     The Mob In Connecticut: Grasso's Reign Of Terror
    HARTFORD — Not many people would consider a 10-year prison sentence a solid career move. But William P. Grasso wasn't like most people. In 1968 he was running dice games and hustling street loans for Ralph "Whitey" Tropiano, a mafia soldier from...