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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Feds say former client tried to extort Norment

    RICHMOND – A man sitting in a state correctional center for running from police has been charged with trying to extort money from his former attorney, state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr.
  • Boynton extortion plot foiled at KFC, police say

    After two men spent all their money on drugs and alcohol, they tried to devise a kidnapping plan for some quick cash — $100, according to a Boynton Beach police arrest report. The ill-fated ransom exchange happened Sunday across the street from...

    Online abuse of women in Pakistan turns into real-world violence

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Internet abuse of women in Pakistan is triggering real world violence against them, but large social media companies, such as Facebook and Twitter, are moving too slowly to stop it, internet rights group Bytes for All said. Women...

    Idaho trucker accused of ditching chicken load arrested

    (Reuters) - Idaho authorities said on Friday the truck driver suspected of holding 37,000 pounds of frozen chicken for ransom before ditching the trailer and leaving the fowl to rot at a Montana truck stop has been arrested. Christopher Hall, 42, was...

    Two plead guilty to extorting businessmen in bid to collect debts

    Two plead guilty to extorting businessmen in bid to collect debts
    The team of extortionists marched into the owner’s office at a Chicago granite company looking to collect on a $500,000 debt. One of them, a beefy former union bodyguard named George Brown, did the talking. Another, plumbing contractor Vito Iozzo,...