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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • No bond for S. Florida man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    No bond for S. Florida man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    A Palm Beach County man will stay in jail while he fights extradition to Thailand on criminal charges he kidnapped a wealthy U.S. businessman there and tried to collect a $2 million ransom, a federal judge ruled. Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, of Palm Beach, is...
  • Revenge-porn website operator convicted of conspiracy, ID theft and extortion

    Revenge-porn website operator convicted of conspiracy, ID theft and extortion
    A San Diego man charged with running a so-called revenge porn website where people posted nude pictures of their ex-lovers — and then charging the victims to take down the images — was convicted Monday of 27 felony charges. Kevin Bollaert,...
  • Breakup of Colombian gangs leads to extortion boom undermining security gains

    Their names he never knew, but their faces he could never forget. At the end of every month, men using aliases such as "Smelly Feet" and "Grandpa" casually slipped into the backseat of his unlicensed taxi, a rusting 1985 Chevette, to demand their payment....
  • Ex-Pennsylvania treasurer is charged with extortion

    PHILADELPHIA When raising campaign cash last year, prosecutors say, former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord had a simple and crude message: If he lost his bid for governor, he'd still be treasurer for two years. And you didn't want to be an enemy of the...
  • Fake 'Jessica' tricks 48 Pocono boys into sending naked photos; boy arrested

    Fake 'Jessica' tricks 48 Pocono boys into sending naked photos; boy arrested
    A Facebook "friend" named Jessica Carabello who tricked dozens of boys into sending naked photographs of themselves turned out to be a 14-year-old boy, Pocono Mountain Regional police said Monday. The Tobyhanna boy, whose real name police did not...
  • Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges

    Sheldon Silver, powerful head of New York Assembly, faces graft charges
    New York politics were roiled Thursday when Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the state Assembly, was charged with using the power of his office to seek and receive millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Silver surrendered to the FBI in...
  • New accuser in Epstein sex case claims financier 'loaned' her to Prince Andrew, foreign leaders

    New accuser in Epstein sex case claims financier 'loaned' her to Prince Andrew, foreign leaders
    For years, the story of South Florida billionaire money manager Jeffrey Epstein — involving allegations of human trafficking, an international underage sex ring, a Palm Beach mansion, a private island in the Caribbean and an FBI investigation...
  • Suspect in Goodman jury swaying ploy moved to N.Y. to face other charges

    The federal case against a Vermont man accused of trying to extort at least $500,000 from polo magnate John Goodman by claiming he could throw his DUI manslaughter retrial is on hold while he faces charges in an unrelated case out of New York. James D....
  • Activist accused in Palm schools chief extortion case faces more allegations

    Activist accused in Palm schools chief extortion case faces more allegations
    A prosecutor is leveling two new extortion allegations against the local activist charged nearly two years ago with attempting to squeeze almost $1 million from Palm Beach County's schools superintendent. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley agreed Friday to delay...
  • Ex-Chicago cop sentenced to life in prison for grisly murder plot

    Ex-Chicago cop sentenced to life in prison for grisly murder plot
    After decades of drama in Chicago, including a murder conviction, death sentence, shocking exoneration and landmark lawsuit against the FBI, all Steven Mandell says he wanted to do was quietly live out his golden years in Florida. "I was happily...
  • Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel

    Nightclub owner Sam Nazarian gives up control of Las Vegas hotel
    Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities. He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas...