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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment

     Feds looked hard, found nothing on Virginia lawmaker Norment
    When state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr. went to the FBI to say he was being blackmailed, agents made no promise they wouldn't go after him if they found anything amiss. They didn't find anything — as the U.S. Attorney's office told Norment's...
  • Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured

    Mexico: Head of Knights Templar drug cartel captured
    Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police as he tried to sneak out of a house wearing a baseball cap and a scarf...
  • Norment won't discuss lobbyist relationship

    Norment won't discuss lobbyist relationship
    Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment wouldn't discuss a newspaper report Friday that had him admitting, via a leaked letter, to a personal relationship with a lobbyist. The Virginian-Pilot based its report primarily on a six-page letter that...
  • 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...
  • Norment: Feds say blackmailer allegations groundless

    Norment: Feds say blackmailer allegations groundless
    Federal prosecutors investigating a blackmail attempt against state Sen. Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment, R-James City, also checked the extortionist's allegations against him and found them groundless, Norment said Wednesday. The extortionist, Christopher...
  • 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...
  • Court upholds Lennar's $1-billion verdict against San Diego developer

    Court upholds Lennar's $1-billion verdict against San Diego developer
    The Florida Court of Appeal upheld a $1-billion judgment against San Diego developer Nicolas Marsch III in a lawsuit by Miami home builder Lennar Corp. accusing him of extortion and defamation. The appeals court this week let stand the enormous...
  • 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,...
  • 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...