| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:11 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A 27-year-old San Diego man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating a "revenge porn" website and demanding up to $350 to remove sexually explicit photos of women that were often posted by angry former boyfriends or ex-husbands.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:25 AM
BEIJING -- Two Hong Kong brothers accused of attempting to extort about $12,800 from the crew filming Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” last year went on trial Tuesday in the Chinese territory.
Mak Chi-shing, 27, and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The attorney for a 19-year-old man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to "sextorting" photos via hacked personal computers of at least dozen women including Miss Teen USA, said his client has autism, but that it was no excuse for the behavior.
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Legal wrangling between Spanish-language radio star Eduardo "Piolín" 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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 12:49 PM
South Side Ald. Anthony Beale has taken the unusual step of filing a pre-emptive lawsuit against a former Chicago Public Schools principal who he says sought to extort $1 million from him and made false claims that he sexually harassed her.
The 9th Ward...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:14 AM
SAN DIEGO — The 27-year-old man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website allegedly told investigators that what started out as fun had ended up ruining his life.
Kevin Christopher Bollaert was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:35 PM
After Brian Henderson's threatening emails failed to reap the $5 million that he demanded from Publix, he figured he needed to deliver a "bigger boom."
The Broward man told FBI agents that he planted a pipe bomb – made with fireworks, a model...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:04 PM
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...