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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Inmate sentenced for trying to extort money from Va. senator

    A former state inmate is headed to a federal prison for trying to extort money from a Virginia lawmaker. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1F5LkAF ) reports that 37-year-old Christopher John Burrus received a two-year sentence on Wednesday...
  • Gay porn star accused of blackmail, threatened wealthy man

    A gay porn star is accused of blackmailing an unidentified wealthy man out of $500,000 by threatening to broadcast the lurid details of his personal life, according to federal officials. FBI agents arrested Teofil Brank -- better known by his stage name...
  • 2-year sentence for man who tried to extort Norment

    2-year sentence for man who tried to extort Norment
    A federal judge sentenced a man fresh out of state prison to the federal penitentiary Wednesday for trying to extort Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment. Christopher John Burruss admitted that he tried to get back $20,000 in legal fees from...
  • Hartford Teen Charged With Extortion In Catfishing Scheme

    Hartford Teen Charged With Extortion In Catfishing Scheme
    HARTFORD — In May 2014, a 15-year-old local boy received a Facebook friend request from a stranger identifying herself as a 13-year-old girl. He accepted and soon he and the girl, Casey Morales, were chatting and sharing naked photos via Snapchat,...
  • Guatemala arrests gang suspect in journalist's killing

    An alleged gang member suspected of ordering the recent killing of a young journalist has been arrested, President Otto Perez Molina said Friday. Prosecutors said a wiretap captured suspect Antonio Televario Navichoc saying he ordered the slaying of...
  • DEA agents' 'sex parties' included alleged cartel prostitutes, report says

    DEA agents' 'sex parties' included alleged cartel prostitutes, report says
    Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are alleged to have had sexual encounters with prostitutes hired by drug cartels, according to a detailed report released Thursday by the Justice Department's inspector general.  The report focuses on...
  • Madison Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault Charges

    Madison Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To  Sexual Assault Charges
    NEW HAVEN — At first, the 17-year-old football player's communication with the Madison high school teacher seemed harmless. They talked about current events, gym workouts and his senior quote in the yearbook. So when the teacher asked if she could...
  • Supreme Court to hear case of Baltimore officer convicted in towing scandal

    Supreme Court to hear case of Baltimore officer convicted in towing scandal
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by one of the former Baltimore police officers convicted in a wide-ranging kickback scheme tied to a Rosedale auto body shop. Samuel Ocasio, who was found guilty by a federal jury in 2012, asked the high...
  • Aurora man charged with using nude photos to blackmail teen for sex

    Aurora man charged with using nude photos to blackmail teen for sex
    An Aurora man was charged with felony intimidation for allegedly blackmailing an Aurora teen with the threat of posting nude photos of her on social media. Aurora police officers said the victim reported receiving a text message from an unknown number...
  • Exec convicted of hiring tough guys to collect debts

     Exec convicted of hiring tough guys to collect debts
    A Carol Stream printing company executive was convicted Friday of hiring a team of tough guys to travel the country and use threats and intimidation to collect debts on his behalf. Mark Dziuban, 54, showed no reaction as the jury's verdict was announced...
  • Ex-state Treasurer McCord pleads guilty

    Ex-state Treasurer McCord pleads guilty
    HARRISBURG — Rob McCord sat serenely and silently, his fingertips resting on his thighs and his eyes fixed not on the reporters around him but on a spot someplace on the hallway wall. "Mr. McCord, do you care to comment?" "No," he whispered with a...