RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Blackmail and Extortion

A collection of news and information related to Blackmail and Extortion published by this site and its partners.

Top Blackmail and Extortion Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Lawyer in extortion case: Salty language, being intimidating no crime

    Lawyer in extortion case: Salty language, being intimidating no crime
    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...
  • Boynton extortion plot foiled at KFC, police say

    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...
  • Jerry Jones, Cowboys face sexual assault suit

    Jerry Jones, Cowboys face sexual assault suit
    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,...
  • Honduran teen rescued from suspected smugglers in Arizona

    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...
  • Mexico's Peña Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned

     Mexico's Peña Nieto unveils police unit, much smaller than envisioned
    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...
  • McDonnell trial: Walking through the indictment

    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...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    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...
  • Ex-Lyons cop gets 5 years for extortion

    Ex-Lyons cop gets 5 years for extortion
    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...
  • Coral Springs man, 19, gets five years in sextortion case

    Coral Springs man, 19, gets five years in sextortion case
    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...
  • 3 charged in alleged plot to extort $20 million from Saudi sheik

    3 charged in alleged plot to extort $20 million from Saudi sheik
    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-...
  • Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty

    Woman accused in $20-million extortion plot pleads not guilty
    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...