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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Poconos' woman, man accused of trying to extort wealthy doctor out of $100K

    Two Poconos' residents have been charged with trying to extort a wealthy New York City doctor out of $100,000, according to the Monroe County District Attorney's Office. According to the DA's Office, on June 3 detectives received information about a pair...
  • Theory: OPM Hack Was Aimed At Finding Blackmail Targets

    WASHINGTON — The investigation into the cyberattack on computers at the federal Office of Personnel Management is proceeding on the theory that the hack was directed by the Chinese government and aimed at uncovering sensitive, personal information...
  • Judge certifies extradition of S. Florida man to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    Judge certifies extradition of S. Florida man to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    A federal magistrate judge granted an order on Thursday to extradite to Thailand a South Florida man accused of kidnapping and extortion. Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, who has been locked up since he was found hiding out in Palm Beach in late November, is...
  • East Haven Zoning Official Accused Of Extortion

    EAST HAVEN (AP) - A zoning official for the town of East Haven has been arrested on federal charges alleging that he extorted money during a home inspection. Forty-year-old Frank Biancur, Jr. was arrested Wednesday at his home in West Haven. He...
  • Report: Miami Springs police sergeant arrested on corruption charge

    Local10.com is reporting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested Miami Springs police seargeant Andres Quintanilla Tuesday and charged him with "attempting to affect commerce by extortion under color of official right." Quintanilla has...
  • Why the feds are worried about these biker gangs

    Since the 1966 epochal “Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs” helped cement the image of motorcycle clubs as a drug-addled danger to postwar society, the biker gang image has been largely┬ádefanged....
  • How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs

    How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs
    The Bandidos motorcycle gang has a saying: "Cut one, we all bleed." It's not clear who started the cutting, but there was plenty of bloodshed on Sunday when the Bandidos brutally clashed with members of several other bike gangs at a restaurant in Waco,...
  • 'Scandal' finale recap, 'You Can't Take Command'

    A part of me can’t believe that season four of “Scandal” has really ended. It had its highs (“The Lawn Chair,” Olivia’s subsequent takedown of the police chief in “I’m Just a Bill,” Susan Ross) and its...
  • Reputed mob enforcer pleads guilty to threats, violence to collect debts

    Reputed mob enforcer pleads guilty to threats, violence to collect debts
    Reputed Outfit associate Paul Carparelli was caught on undercover recordings ordering a beefy union bodyguard to "crack" a guy who owed a debt, federal authorities say. He also was captured referring to people who cooperate with law enforcement as "rats"...
  • Pilot source: No corruption found in Norment case

    The U.S. Attorney's Office looked into corruption allegations against state Sen. Tommy Norment last year, which arose from an extortion attempt against him that got his former client two years in federal prison, Patrick Wilson reported this morning for...
  • Trial starts for woman accused of extortion, threatening to expose affair

    Trial starts for woman accused of extortion, threatening to expose affair
    It was supposed to be a secret. That was the point of using the adultery-enabling website AshleyMadison.com, a Boca Raton doctor testified Tuesday. But after he told Debbie O'Flaherty-Lewis that there would be no repeat performance of their sexual...