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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.
  • 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...

    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,...