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Blackmail and Extortion

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  • Former 'Piolin' staffers allege they suffered years of abuse

    Former 'Piolin' staffers allege they suffered years of abuse
    Legal wrangling between Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "PiolĂ­n" Sotelo and six former staff members dialed up this week with new allegations of harassment and boorish behavior. The former staffers worked with Sotelo when he hosted his wildly...
  • Oklahoma man arrested in alleged 'revenge porn' extortions

    Oklahoma man arrested in alleged 'revenge porn' extortions
    An Oklahoma man who allegedly blackmailed women with nude and sexually explicit photos on his “revenge porn” website has been arrested and faces charges in California, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Friday. Casey E. Meyering, 28, of...
  • Reputed mob boss arrested in 1978 'Goodfellas' airport heist

    Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas." More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
  • Beretta's economic blackmail [Commentary]

    Beretta's economic blackmail [Commentary]
    Marylanders who recall the moving vans that absconded with the beloved Colts are all too familiar with economic blackmail from businesses whose owners threaten to leave town unless their legislative demands are met. But Ugo Beretta's tantrum against...
  • Russia warns West against 'illegitimate' sanctions on Ukraine

    MOSCOW -- Russian officials and Kremlin-influenced media stepped up their accusations Thursday that Western countries were fomenting the violence in Ukraine and warned that sanctions imposed by the United States and under consideration by the European...
  • Jury finds ex-cop guilty of kidnap, murder plot

    Jury finds ex-cop guilty of kidnap, murder plot
    Nine years ago, former death row inmate Steven Manning stood in the lobby of the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse and praised a federal jury’s finding that two FBI agents had framed him for a murder, saying it was “a long, long way from death row to...
  • 'El Chapo' Guzman: Life of the cartel king of Sinaloa

    MEXICO CITY -- From his naming on the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, to his frequent supposed sightings and magical escapes, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been a larger-than-life drug lord who reached...
  • With 'El Chapo' gone, Mexicans brace for drug cartel turf war

    With 'El Chapo' gone, Mexicans brace for drug cartel turf war
    BADIRAGUATO, Mexico — Now that the Mexican government has nabbed the country's most-wanted drug lord, Fernando Antonio Robles is worried about the future. Robles is a 16-year-old bricklayer's apprentice in the wild drug-producing municipality...
  • Report: Departing cops cite political tensions

    Within the past four years, 25 members of the Costa Mesa police force have said they left the department because of the city's contentious political environment, according to a recent city report. The official memo, distributed to the City Council on...
  • From the archive: For teen program's chief, tough love may have turned criminal

    From the archive: For teen program's chief, tough love may have turned criminal
    The surprise visit to Alberto Ruiz's house was swift. Dress quickly, he was told. You're going to boot camp. His parents, worried about his drug use and habit of skipping school, had followed a friend's advice and called Kelvin McFarland. Ruiz's...
  • Lawsuit targets website that posts mug shots

    Lawsuit targets website that posts mug shots
    In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted. Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...