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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking

    Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden.
  • Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment

     Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment
    When state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr. went to the FBI to say he was being blackmailed, agents made no promise they wouldn't go after him if they found anything amiss. They didn't find anything — as the U.S. Attorney's office told Norment's...

    Man accused of posting explicit photos of woman on poles

    A Trenton man has been charged with extortion after police say he posted sexually explicit photos of a former girlfriend on city utility poles. Prosecutors say Tommy Dormevil attempted to coax the woman into repaying him a $3,000 loan after he took...

    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....

    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...