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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Ohio couple charged with luring 3 victims into servitude

    A prosecutor says a central Ohio couple created a false identity online and began romantic relationships with three women to lure them into servitude, after which the women were sexually assaulted. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said the couple...
  • Judge revokes bond for alleged threat on life of witness

    Judge revokes bond for alleged threat on life of witness
    A reputed Outfit-connected businessman awaiting trial on federal extortion charges was ordered jailed Friday after prosecutors alleged he threatened the life of a witness against him outside a Chicago-area Wal-Mart this week. In her ruling, U.S....
  • Ex-union official sentenced in dockworker extortion scheme

    A former longshoremen's union official is headed to prison for his role in a plot to extort money from workers at the ports of Newark and Elizabeth. State authorities say 64-year-old Nunzio LaGrasso, of Florham Park, received a six-year sentence Friday....
  • Missouri police release report on Schweich suicide

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich said "I just need to be dead" in the moments before his Feb. 26 suicide, authorities revealed Tuesday. The statement came after Schweich argued with an associate over the phone about an alleged whisper...
  • Norment: Feds say blackmailer allegations groundless

    Norment: Feds say blackmailer allegations groundless
    Federal prosecutors investigating a blackmail attempt against state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment, R-James City, also checked the extortionist's allegations against him and found them groundless, Norment said Wednesday. The extortionist, Christopher...
  • Hartford Teen Charged With Extortion In Catfishing Scheme

    Hartford Teen Charged With Extortion In Catfishing Scheme
    HARTFORD — In May 2014, a 15-year-old local boy received a Facebook friend request from a stranger identifying herself as a 13-year-old girl. He accepted and soon he and the girl, Casey Morales, were chatting and sharing naked photos via Snapchat,...
  • Pilot source: No corruption found in Norment case

    The U.S. Attorney's Office looked into corruption allegations against state Sen. Tommy Norment last year, which arose from an extortion attempt against him that got his former client two years in federal prison, Patrick Wilson reported this morning for...
  • Norment won't discuss lobbyist relationship

    Norment won't discuss lobbyist relationship
    Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment wouldn't discuss a newspaper report Friday that had him admitting, via a leaked letter, to a personal relationship with a lobbyist. The Virginian-Pilot based its report primarily on a six-page letter that...
  • Court upholds Lennar's $1-billion verdict against San Diego developer

    Court upholds Lennar's $1-billion verdict against San Diego developer
    The Florida Court of Appeal upheld a $1-billion judgment against San Diego developer Nicolas Marsch III in a lawsuit by Miami home builder Lennar Corp. accusing him of extortion and defamation. The appeals court this week let stand the enormous...
  • 2-year sentence for man who tried to extort Norment

    2-year sentence for man who tried to extort Norment
    A federal judge sentenced a man fresh out of state prison to the federal penitentiary Wednesday for trying to extort Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment. Christopher John Burruss admitted that he tried to get back $20,000 in legal fees from...
  • Inmate sentenced for trying to extort money from Va. senator

    A former state inmate is headed to a federal prison for trying to extort money from a Virginia lawmaker. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1F5LkAF ) reports that 37-year-old Christopher John Burrus received a two-year sentence on Wednesday...