| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:23 PM
An Oklahoma man who allegedly blackmailed women with nude and sexually explicit photos on his “revenge porn” website has been arrested and faces charges in California, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Friday.
Casey E. Meyering, 28, of...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Marylanders who recall the moving vans that absconded with the beloved Colts are all too familiar with economic blackmail from businesses whose owners threaten to leave town unless their legislative demands are met. But Ugo Beretta's tantrum against...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:53 AM
He's been kicked out of banking by federal regulators, accused of sexual harassment and caught pretending his lakefront mansion was an Armenian church to avoid paying property taxes.
But when Chicago real estate mogul George Michael takes the witness...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
MEXICO CITY – The government of Mexico President Enrique Peņa Nieto promised Tuesday to pay new attention to kidnapping, a crime that has increased substantially during the president’s 13 months in office.
The administration rolled out a new...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A Baltimore jury convicted two men on murder, extortion and false imprisonment charges Wednesday for abducting a man and taking his girlfriend's ransom money before killing him and dumping his body in the Patapsco River.
Eric Pendergrass went missing in...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:25 AM
BEIJING -- Two Hong Kong brothers accused of attempting to extort about $12,800 from the crew filming Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” last year went on trial Tuesday in the Chinese territory.
Mak Chi-shing, 27, and...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:40 AM
A man who operated a youth boot camp in Pasadena was sentenced to state prison Friday for charges including sexual assault, kidnapping and extortion stemming from two cases, prosecutors said.
Kelvin Bernard McFarland, 43, was sentenced to four years and...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz's house was swift.
Dress quickly, he was told. You're going to boot camp.
His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend's advice and called Kelvin McFarland.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:06 PM
In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted.
Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas."
More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:14 AM
SAN DIEGO — The 27-year-old man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website allegedly told investigators that what started out as fun had ended up ruining his life.
Kevin Christopher Bollaert was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating the...