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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • 6 Philadelphia cops charged with robbery, kidnapping, extortion

    PHILADELPHIA Stories of shakedowns, brutality, kidnapping and theft have dogged a group of the city's Narcotics Field Unit officers for nearly a decade. But despite multiple investigations, cases against them never stuck.
  • Sextortion scam hits online daters, Sheriff's Office warns

    Sextortion scam hits online daters, Sheriff's Office warns
    Online daters are falling prey to a sextortion scam that bilks them out of explicit snapshots and cash, the Broward Sheriff's Office warns. The scammers persuade prospective daters to send sexually explicit photos. Once received, they identify themselves...

    Reputed Outfit member charged in federal extortion case

    Reputed Outfit member charged in federal extortion case
    A reputed member of an Outfit-connected drug ring charged with robbing cartel stash houses also is charged with federal extortion in the beating of a McHenry County man who owed him money and allegedly paying an associate to torch the man's house and car....

    3 charged in alleged plot to extort $20 million from Saudi sheik

    3 charged in alleged plot to extort $20 million from Saudi sheik
    A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by a Saudi sheik's son in Los Angeles was charged Monday with conspiracy to extort one of the wealthiest men in Saudi Arabia of $20 million, prosecutors said. Leyla Ors, a 34-...

    Baltimore officer fights to regain job after towing scandal

    Baltimore officer fights to regain job after towing scandal
    After serving eight months in federal custody for his role in a towing scandal, former Baltimore police officer David Reeping is fighting to get his job back. Reeping contends that investigators used him as a scapegoat to avoid accusations of racial...