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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Status of pension remains unclear

    Some of the hardest punishment former Gov. Bob McDonnell faces for being found guilty of corruption, his supporters argue, is losing his state pension. But that may not be a sure thing despite a state law that was meant to deny retirement benefits to...
  • Aurora man charged with using nude photos to blackmail teen for sex

    Aurora man charged with using nude photos to blackmail teen for sex
    An Aurora man was charged with felony intimidation for allegedly blackmailing an Aurora teen with the threat of posting nude photos of her on social media. Aurora police officers said the victim reported receiving a text message from an unknown number...
  • Man Accused Of Attempted Extortion Pleads To Lesser Charge In Manchester Court

    Man Accused Of Attempted Extortion Pleads To Lesser Charge In Manchester Court
    MANCHESTER — A Windsor man who was accused last year of trying to extort money from a convicted sex offender pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and received a suspended sentence. Thomas DeFranzo pleaded guilty to second-degree breach of peace in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad's murder

    Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad's murder
    A 14-year-old Colorado boy who admitted shooting his father dead and concealing the death by calling the man's work for five days to say his dad was ill was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said. Kai Kelly, who was 13 at the time...
  • Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing

    Sam Nazarian wins casino license, must submit to random drug testing
    LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles nightlife mogul Sam Nazarian saved his casino license Thursday by eating heaping portions of humble pie before the Nevada State Gaming Commission. All four commission members said they had arrived at the meeting intending...