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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • 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...
  • Ex-state Treasurer McCord pleads guilty

    Ex-state Treasurer McCord pleads guilty
    HARRISBURG — Rob McCord sat serenely and silently, his fingertips resting on his thighs and his eyes fixed not on the reporters around him but on a spot someplace on the hallway wall. "Mr. McCord, do you care to comment?" "No," he whispered with a...
  • Aurora man faces additional sex-related charges

    Aurora man faces additional sex-related charges
    The search of a cell phone led to additional charges being filed this week against an 18-year-old Aurora man accused of using nude pictures to blackmail local women. Maxwell Melgar, 800 block of Lafayette Street, has now been charged with two counts...
  • Mover sentenced in money-for-furniture extortion scheme

    When a North Carolina truck driver was left holding the bag for a moving company in financial straits, his friend Mohammad Sabbar of Schnecksville stepped in to help. Sabbar, 32, contacted a woman whose belongings were held up en route from San...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jose Abreu's mysterious journey

     Jose Abreu's mysterious journey
    Jose Abreu's harrowing journey to the White Sox began last year on a small boat on the shores of Cuba. "I've heard Abreu's story, and I thought mine was crazy," said teammate and fellow Cuban native Adrian Nieto, who came to the U.S. on a raft with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jury convicts Newport lawyer of attempted extortion, conspiracy

    James Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and three-time state Assembly candidate, was convicted last week of two felonies related to an extortion scheme. A jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime and...