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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...
  • Extortion attempt alleged in John Goodman retrial, sources say

    Someone has been arrested out of state, accused of trying to extort money from a witness in the John Goodman DUI manslaughter retrial, sources close to the Goodman case told the Sun Sentinel. Goodman's friend, polo player Kris Kampsen of Wellington,...
  • Court document: Convicted client tried to blackmail Norment over "embarrassing" messages

    Court document: Convicted client tried to blackmail Norment over "embarrassing" messages
    RICHMOND, Va. — Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment Jr. is embroiled in a legal battle with an imprisoned former client who tried to blackmail the lawmaker over what an assistant U.S. attorney called "embarrassing emails and text messages."...
  • Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow

    Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow
    Islamic State still generates tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit income despite a U.S.-led effort to cut the financing streams that have helped turn the once-obscure militant group into a terrorist organization unlike any previously seen, a...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • BUSAN: Public Pressure Forces Top Star to Shun BIFF Spotlight

    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 media scene in South Korea has...
  • 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...
  • 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,...