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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • China shuts newspaper website amid extortion scandal

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has shut a respected business newspaper's website and opened an investigation, state media said on Friday, after executives confessed they extorted "huge payments" from companies in exchange for quashing critical stories. The...
  • Coral Springs man, 19, gets five years in sextortion case

    Coral Springs man, 19, gets five years in sextortion case
    A 19-year-old Coral Springs man thought he could use nude photos as blackmail for sex and cash from three teenage girls. Instead he got five years in prison. Ricardo Antonio Carrion received that sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to three...
  • Jerry Jones, Cowboys face sexual assault suit

    Jerry Jones, Cowboys face sexual assault suit
    The Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones face a civil suit from a woman who says he sexually assaulted her five years ago. Jana Weckerly, 27, filed suit Monday in Dallas County, seeking $1 million. She accused Jones of fondling her genitals,...
  • Jones, Cowboys face sexual assault suit

    The Sports Xchange Jones, Cowboys face sexual assault suit The Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones face a civil suit from a woman who says he sexually assaulted her five years ago. Jana Weckerly, 27, filed suit Monday in Dallas County, seeking $1...
  • Honduran teen rescued from suspected smugglers in Arizona

    A 13-year-old Honduran boy held hostage by two human smugglers in an alleged attempt to extort more money from his family has been rescued from a Phoenix apartment, federal authorities said on Wednesday. Authorities were alerted to the boy's plight on...
  • Mexico's Peña Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned

     Mexico's Peña Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned
    When he was running for election in 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto offered a new police organization, the gendarmerie, as a cornerstone campaign promise and his only security initiative. It was to be a 50,000-strong, independent paramilitary...
  • Mexico launches special police force to guard economic activity

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico on Friday launched a scaled-back version of a new police force President Enrique Pena Nieto had vowed to create while on the campaign trail to safeguard businesses against rampant organized crime. Pena Nieto originally...
  • Philippine police smash online child 'sextortion' ring

    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police on Friday arrested eight people suspected of running an online sexual extortion racket involving children and preying on Asians, seizing laptops and other equipment. The gang extorted money from foreigners by...
  • McDonnell trial: Walking through the indictment

    What should you expect this week, as the McDonnells begin their defense? Please. We have but guesses, and what we've already been told. We have been told, for example, that the governor will read a love email to his wife at some point - one he wrote...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • In border crisis, cities and states revisit anti-gang policies

    Second of two parts. Back in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy is doing what 15-year-old boys everywhere do. He's hanging out, laughing and joking, when a buddy approaches him with a demand: Give me your cellphone. The boy refuses, not realizing his...