| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Federal prosecutors say the meeting in the Fuddruckers restaurant in Wisconsin was old-school extortion, carried out by two foul-mouthed tough guys sent to collect a debt.
But lawyers for two men charged with arranging the October 2010 encounter and...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:04 AM
After two men spent all their money on drugs and alcohol, they tried to devise a kidnapping plan for some quick cash — $100, according to a Boynton Beach police arrest report.
The ill-fated ransom exchange happened Sunday across the street from...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:00 PM
The Dallas Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones face a civil suit from a woman who says he sexually assaulted her five years ago.
Jana Weckerly, 27, filed suit Monday in Dallas County, seeking $1 million. She accused Jones of fondling her genitals,...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 3:06 PM
A 13-year-old Honduran boy held hostage by two human smugglers in an alleged attempt to extort more money from his family has been rescued from a Phoenix apartment, federal authorities said on Wednesday.
Authorities were alerted to the boy's plight on...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:05 PM
When he was running for election in 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto offered a new police organization, the gendarmerie, as a cornerstone campaign promise and his only security initiative. It was to be a 50,000-strong, independent paramilitary...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 7:48 AM
What should you expect this week, as the McDonnells begin their defense? Please. We have but guesses, and what we've already been told.
We have been told, for example, that the governor will read a love email to his wife at some point - one he wrote...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:55 PM
A former suburban police officer assigned to a federal task force probing contraband cigarette sales in the Chicago area was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison today for robbing targets of his investigations of thousands of dollars and falsifying...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:01 PM
A 19-year-old Coral Springs man thought he could use nude photos as blackmail for sex and cash from three teenage girls. Instead he got five years in prison.
Ricardo Antonio Carrion received that sentence Thursday after pleading no contest to three...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by a Saudi sheik's son in Los Angeles was charged Monday with conspiracy to extort one of the wealthiest men in Saudi Arabia of $20 million, prosecutors said.
Leyla Ors, a 34-...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 1:28 PM
A woman accused of falsely claiming she was sexually assaulted and tortured by the son of a Saudi sheik pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspiring to extort $20 million from the man's family.
Two attorneys, one of them once connected to...