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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Former federal agent pleads guilty to extortion

    A former undercover drug agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to extortion and other charges after authorities said he used his position to steal more than $700,000 in digital currency, most of it siphoned from an online drug bazaar known as Silk Road that he infiltrated as part of a federal investigation.
  • Rights group wants Thailand, Myanmar to help 'sea gypsies'

    The governments of Thailand and Myanmar must end discrimination and other abuses against a nomadic seafaring tribe whose livelihood in their waters has been upended by development, a human rights group said Thursday. Human Rights Watch said in a report...

    Former NYC sportscaster Marvell Scott targeted in Poconos extortion scheme

    Former NYC sportscaster Marvell Scott targeted in Poconos extortion scheme
    Dr. Marvell Scott, a former New York City sportscaster who became embroiled in a child prostitution case, was the target of an alleged $100,000 extortion plot in the Poconos that involved a couple and his stripper girlfriend. Latina Marie Davenport, 31,...

    Man extorted nude photos from young girls online, detectives say

    Man extorted nude photos from young girls online, detectives say
    Bond is set at $1 million for a North Lauderdale man accused of coercing a young girl to send him nude pictures of herself and then threatening to put those photos on the Internet unless she sent him more. Richard Jacques, 22, used social media...

    Colorado GOP says lawyer spoke with prosecutors over scandal

    A Colorado Republican Party spokesman said Tuesday that party lawyers have talked with prosecutors about allegations that several leading Republicans tried to blackmail the chairman of the state GOP into resigning. Steve House, head of the state...