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  • DEA agents' 'sex parties' included alleged cartel prostitutes, report says

    DEA agents' 'sex parties' included alleged cartel prostitutes, report says
    Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are alleged to have had sexual encounters with prostitutes hired by drug cartels, according to a detailed report released Thursday by the Justice Department's inspector general.  The report focuses on...
  • Davie cop accused of threatening to spread explicit images of ex-girlfriend

    Davie cop accused of threatening to spread explicit images of ex-girlfriend
    A former Davie Police Officer of the Year is charged with extorting an ex-girlfriend — an officer in the same agency — by threatening to release pornographic images and videos to their colleagues if she didn't quit her job and move out of...
  • Supreme Court to hear case of Baltimore officer convicted in towing scandal

    Supreme Court to hear case of Baltimore officer convicted in towing scandal
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by one of the former Baltimore police officers convicted in a wide-ranging kickback scheme tied to a Rosedale auto body shop. Samuel Ocasio, who was found guilty by a federal jury in 2012, asked the high...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Exec convicted of hiring tough guys to collect debts

     Exec convicted of hiring tough guys to collect debts
    A Carol Stream printing company executive was convicted Friday of hiring a team of tough guys to travel the country and use threats and intimidation to collect debts on his behalf. Mark Dziuban, 54, showed no reaction as the jury's verdict was announced...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Suspect in Goodman jury swaying ploy moved to N.Y. to face other charges

    The federal case against a Vermont man accused of trying to extort at least $500,000 from polo magnate John Goodman by claiming he could throw his DUI manslaughter retrial is on hold while he faces charges in an unrelated case out of New York. James D....